Today marks the beginning of Remember A Charity in Your Will Week, and we’re delighted that Co-op Legal Services is continuing to champion and drive legacy giving, through their support for the fifth year running. Our annual Remember A Charity Week raises awareness of charitable giving in Wills and highlights the potential to positively influence […]

More than ten years ago I first began speaking about human trafficking and modern slavery in the House of Lords. Many people had little idea what I was talking about and it seemed simply unbelievable that on our doorsteps there were women, children and men being exploited in prostitution, forced labour, domestic servitude and all […]

Co-op recently announced they’re doubling local food suppliers stocked in-store, with a new Small Business Charter. I run one of Co-op’s existing local food suppliers, Ammanford-based ice cream maker, Frank’s Ice Creams. Franks Ice Cream now supply around 120 Co-op food stores in communities across Wales. 2016 marked the centenary of our founder, Francesco Dallavalle, arriving in Wales from Parma, northern […]

Over the last few decades I’ve known lots of different communities – from my early days in Wigan, and the Children’s homes I’ve lived in, to the community I found in Ethiopia, and the artistic and philanthropic communities I’m now part of. The beautiful thing is that community means lots of different things to different people. […]

I have been a volunteer for the British Red Cross since I was 16. I’ve covered areas such as first aid, emergency response, and crisis education and now I’ve taken on a new role as a Community Connector. In January 2016 I was a passenger in a friend’s car when we were hit by a […]

My name’s Kristina and I’m a Member Pioneer in Rochdale. I’ve always been involved with my local community and love raising money for charity, so being a Member Pioneer is an amazing opportunity for me to do more. I really want to bring people together. We can achieve so much when we put our mind […]

I want to give you an update on our approach to advertising. In particular how we’re addressing the concerns some of our members have raised with us about the Daily Mail, the Daily Express and the Sun. At our AGM in May we held a fringe event to debate the issue with members. Taking part were our […]