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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Co-op Member Pioneer pouring coffee for a community group

We’ve partnered with Social Enterprise UK to celebrate and increase support for social enterprises – businesses that trade for a social or environmental purpose. Ed Powell, Partnerships Manager, explains how you can get involved.

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At the United Nations’ Climate Action Summit in New York this week, our Co-op has been announced as the first British retailer to become a signatory of the UN’s ‘Our Only Future’ campaign. Steve Murrells
Co-op CEO shares more.

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Students from Co-op Academy Failsworth visited one of our British farmers, Huntapac Produce, to find out exactly what goes into a Co-op carrot (or parsnip, or cabbage). Operations Director, Will Hunter, tells us more.

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Together with Locality we want to save, improve and protect spaces that matter. Rebecca shares how they transformed a local area from an unsafe space to a park filled with community activity.

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