Easter Comes Early for Central Co-op with 400 Easter Egg Donations to Charity
Posted by sam bishop | Published: 28/03/2023
Easter is just around the corner, and Central Co-op has started the celebrations by providing over 400 Easter Eggs kindly donated by colleagues to local charities Salvation Army and Family Action. These Eggs will go towards supporting families across the UK celebrating Easter and were collected at the Society’s colleague conference in Birmingham on 21st March.
Family Action are distributing these Eggs to their Walsall Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information and Advice Support Service, running an Easter event for families in the first week of the school holidays. The Eggs will also be distributed across Staffordshire to their Family Support Workers who have started to take them out to families on their visits.
Running until 9th April, Central Co-op customers can enjoy 3 for £10 on selected Easter Eggs and chocolate, including Eggs from Twirl Orange, Smarties, Terry’s Chocolate Orange, Wispa, and more. Nomo Easter Bunnies are also 85p in store, which are vegan and free from gluten, egg, and nuts.
British lamb legs (half price at £7.50 per kg), half-legs (£7 per kg), and beef roasting joints (£7 per kg) are also reduced to create the perfect Easter Lunch.
Easter is also bringing new life to our Member Prices, which have been Price Locked until 13th June. This means that the exclusive discounts for Members on over 100 products can continue to be enjoyed into summer, including Co-op Fairtrade 99 Tea Blend Tea Bags, down from £1.40 to £1.00, and Fairtrade bananas, reduced from £1.05 to £0.75, both of which were spotlighted as a part of Fairtrade Fortnight.
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 21 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