Central Co-op Stocking The Sebbie Hall Kindness Foundation Charity Bears in Lichfield
Posted by sam bishop | Published: 08/12/2022
Central Co-op and The Sebbie Hall Kindness Foundation are pleased to announce that Central Co-op stores around Lichfield will be selling Sebbie Charity Bears from Friday, 9th December. This is also when a launch party will be held at the Insomnia Coffee Shop at Boley Park’s Central Co-op store in Lichfield, starting from 7:15 PM.
Free hot drinks, biscuits, and cakes will be there at the launch party, where anyone who wants to attend can make their own Sebbie Charity Bear. Profits from these bears go towards projects that combat loneliness in disadvantaged and disabled young people, and all profits from the sale of bears in Central Co-op stores will go to the Foundation.
The Charity Bears come with a kit including instructions, soft eco stuffing, a yellow gold Kindness heart, and a Kindness card that can be personalised. Each postcard also features a QR code with more information on the Foundation.
“Sebbie was so proud to become an ambassador for Central Co-op at the inaugural Young Co-operator Awards last year and is now even more delighted that Central Co-op has embraced his message that Kindness Is a Superpower as they stock his Kindness Sebbie Bear this Christmas,” commented Sebbie’s mother Ashley Hall. “An enormous thank you for supporting Sebbie in his bid to help others lead their best life. All profits go to help prevent loneliness in disabled and disadvantaged young people.”
The stores stocking the bears are:
Sebbie won Young Charity Hero of the Year and Overall Young Co-operator of the Year at the inaugural Young Co-operator Awards from Central Co-op in 2021, thanks to his efforts raising money for his cause.
For further details, head to the Central Co-op website, Facebook, and Twitter. For more on the Sebbie Hall Kindness Foundation, head to the official site.
About Central Co-op
Central Co-op is one of the largest independent retail co-operative societies in the UK, with a heritage stretching back over 175 years and interests in food, funeral, floral and property investment.
Owned by hundreds of thousands of members, its 7,700 colleagues serve customers across 440 plus trading sites in 19 counties in the East and West Midlands, Yorkshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.
Its purpose is to create a sustainable Society for all.
It actively campaigns for food justice and works with FareShare Midlands and a network of local food banks. It also adds £1 to every Healthy Start Voucher redeemed in store and supports six schools in partnership with Magic Breakfasts.
The Society embraces inclusivity and equality and is a signed-up member to the Business in the Community (BITC) Race at Work Charter. The Society is also a member of Diversity in Retail and it is fully committed to addressing the impacts of climate change by reducing carbon and food waste, increasing recycling and investment in community Sustainable Spaces funded by the carrier bag levy. It recently launched its Malawi Partnership to support farmers and producers in the country through the Co-operative International Trading Development Fund.
It invests a percentage of its trading profit into local communities through its Community Dividend Fund scheme which has seen over £109,769.25 shared out between 121 good causes in 2022.
Press office contact: Sam Bishop, PR Specialist
About The Sebbie Hall Kindness Foundation
The Sebbie Hall Kindness Foundation aims to help preventing those with disabilities from becoming socially isolated.
The fundraising has provided communications, arts, and sports opportunities to families and organisations working with young people aged 16 or over.
18-year-old Sebbie Hall has been completing a random act of kindness every day for 18 months, making over 2,000 random strangers smile across Staffordshire.
Sebbie Hall also received an ITV National Diversity Award this year, in the Positive Role Model for the Disability category.
10% of all proceeds from the Sebbie Bear go towards the Foundation, and TV duo Ant and Dec have publicly endorsed the bear.