Today is the start of Co-operatives Fortnight, where all co-ops in the UK will be celebrating everything co-operative.
Our Co-op is part of a huge movement made up of thousands of independent co-operatives in the UK. We all share the core values and principles of co-operation, that’s what makes us all a better way of doing business.
There are lots of different types of co-ops, like the Irula Snake Catchers Co-operative Society in India and dinosaur track hunters, Subeng Dinosaur Youth Co-operative, in Lesotho. You can find out more about co-operatives here in the UK from Co-operatives UK, the body behind Co-operatives Fortnight and more about co-operatives across the world from the International Co-operative Alliance.
It’s time to co-operate, do you have some great stories of co-operation to share? No matter how big or small, every act of co-operation is a step toward a better community for all of us. From helping out your neighbours or volunteering at your sports club, co-operation is vital.
Together we can make great things happen.
Share on social media using #CoopStories from 17 June – 1 July and you could win £50 Co-op Food vouchers, full terms and conditions apply. coop.uk/coopstories
Head of Co-operative Relations