Central England Co-op helps families to remember at Christmas and raise money for local charities

Central England Co-operative is again offering a popular Christmas initiative which helps families remember lost loved ones during the festive season.

Central England Co-operative Funeralcare is launching its ‘Star for a Star’ campaign which gives families the opportunity to write their own personal message on a star, which can be placed on a local Christmas tree in return for a small charitable donation. All the money raised goes to local charities.

People can take part in the initiative throughout November and December by picking up a star from their nearest Central England Co-operative Funeral Home.

Head of Funeral for Central England Co-operative Kevin Crute said: “Star for a Star is a delightful way to remember loved ones at Christmas, and also helps to raise money for vulnerable people in the local community.

“Christmas can be a particularly difficult time for families when the loss of a loved one may be felt more deeply and it is a privilege to be able to support them at this special time with Star for a Star.”

Central England Co-operative Funeral Homes work with local churches and the community regarding special remembrance services at Christmas. Anyone who would like to attend a service and join with others to remember at this special time can contact their local Funeral Home for more information.

Details of Central England Co-operative Funeralcare and the nearest Funeral Home is available at https://www.centralengland.coop/funeralcare


Notes to editors

About Central England Co-operative

Central England Co-operative is one of the largest independent retail co-operative societies in the UK. 

It is a modern, forward-looking organisation employing over 8,000 staff, with the Society’s principal areas of activity being food, funeral services, and property.

The company’s funeral business consists of over 120 funeral homes across 16 counties, 10 florists, masonry production and administration, Bretby Crematorium and Terry Smiths coffin factory.

Central England Co-operative has more than 430 trading outlets across 16 counties including; West Midlands, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire. 

The Society has an ambitious food store and funeral home development programme for 2018.

Central England Co-operative is proud of its reputation for ethical business practices and corporate responsibility.  It is a member of Business in the Community, the membership organisation that stands for responsible business, and has also won many business awards for excellence.  The Society supports a number of charities including Dementia UK and invests a percentage of its trading profit into local communities.

Becoming a member of Central England Co-operative offers a whole host of benefits ranging from collecting points every time you spend in store to earn a share of the profits, access to members activities and community initiatives including the Community Dividend Fund, which hands out grants of up to £5,000 to charities and good causes across the Society’s trading estate.

Find out how to become a Central England Co-operative member by calling 0800 0501 601, emailing members@centralengland.coop or visiting https://www.members.coop

For more information visit www.centralengland.coop, follow Central England Co-operative on Twitter: @mycoopfood, @mycooplife and on Facebook: facebook.com/centralenglandcooperative

Rob Smyth at Central England Co-operative on 01543 414140

Email – publicrelations@centralengland.coop