Co-op Members have raised a staggering £500k by donating the 5% reward they receive when they buy selected Co-op products and services to a Co-op Members’ Coronavirus Fund. Here’s how it will help local communities.

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We’ve launched a podcast! Our host, Yasmin Evans, shares what to expect, what conversations we’ll be having and where you can find us.

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When you buy from our picnic range this summer, we’ll donate 20p to those going hungry. Kate, our Food Redistribution Manager, shares more.

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Co-operate has been busier than ever! Our online platform enables people to receive, or offer, support. Product Manager, Ben, shares inspiring stories of how it’s helped people come together in their communities.

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The Big Issue, which is sold by some of the UK’s most vulnerable people to lift themselves out of poverty, is now available to buy in Co-op stores to support the Magazine and its vendors as selling on the streets stopped in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.

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This Isle of Wight-based local cause is helping to improve women’s lives one step at a time. We found out how they’re doing it.

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A quick history lesson about how our Co-op began saw Co-op member Amanda Hood win £175 for both her and her community. She explains why she chose to support Headway.

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The Big Co-op Payout Co-op is making a difference in our community. Through the Local Community Fund, Co-op is helping, our cause, Blossoms’ Legacy teach young children how to float in water, potentially saving their own lives.

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For most, Christmas is a happy time spent celebrating and relaxing with friends and family. But if you’re in the quarter of the population that lives with mental health problems, it can be one of the most difficult times of the year. Find out how our Christmas sandwiches will contribute towards Mind, SAMH and Inspire.

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We’ve partnered with Steel Warriors to help create the 20 open air, free-to-use gyms made from recycled knives. This forms part of our work to protect, support or improve 2,000 local community spaces by 2022. Rebecca Birkbeck, Director of Community and Shared Value explains more.

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