Central England Co-op Travel collects dozens of toys and gifts for the Liberty Project in Beccles

Central England Co-operative Travel has provided a festive boost to the Liberty Project in Beccles by collecting dozens of toys and gifts.

The store in Wisbech handed over the donations to help people who are struggling as part of its annual Santa’s Suitcase appeal.

Teresa Bailey-Green, Branch Manager at the Beccles Travel Branch, said: We like to make sure that we support a different charity each year.

“The Liberty Project provides a safe house for potential victims of human trafficking and modern day slavery and we are glad that our local customers and local community have supported this worthwhile cause.

The initiative has been a great success for the Society, and each Central England Co-operative Travel store chooses the charity that it collects for and donates to. 

Karen Vanner, from the Liberty Project, said: “We are touched by the generosity and response to our clients and are very grateful as we try to make this time of year as special as we can for families.”

 

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, travel shops, and property investment.

 

Central England Co-operative has over 400 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 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, and on Facebook: facebook.com/centralenglandcooperative

 

Rob Smyth at Central England Co-operative on 01543 421390

 

Email –publicrelations@centralengland.coop