Central England Co-operative Funeralcare back annual memorial walk to remember loved ones

Central England Co-op Funeralcare will be supporting an annual memorial walk taking place next month which gives families in Peterborough a great chance to remember loved ones they have lost.

The Footprints Memory Walk 2019 is organised by local charity Peterborough Cruse Bereavement Care and this year’s event has been boosted by £500 funding from the Eastern Membership and Community Council (MCC) at Central England Co-op.

As well as providing funding, a number of colleagues from the Society will also be taking part in the walk which provides a fantastic day out for all the family with lots of family entertainment on offer, while also giving a great opportunity to remember loved ones.

The event is on Sunday, 1 September, with a 10.30am start, and takes place at The Woodman Pub in Thorpe Wood.

Kelly Sciara, Funeral Director at Central England Co-op Funeralcare’s Peterborough Road Funeral Home in Stanground, will be among those taking part in the memorial walk.

She said: “The Footprints Memory Walk is a fantastic event which gives families a wonderful opportunity to remember their loved ones by dedicating their walk to the person of their choice.

“I’m delighted the Society’s Eastern MCC has agreed to provide funding as well as this is such a worthwhile event that provides a great outlet for families to remember their loved ones.”

Participants can enjoy a gentle walk of either 5km or 10km around Ferry Meadows, with the 5km walk suitable for wheelchair users and pushchairs.

A café, children’s play area, toilets and frequent rests are available. The registration fee for the day is £6 per person which includes a set lunch after the walk.

To find out more call 01733 348439 or email admin@peterboroughcruse.net. Interest needs to be registered by 24 August so that catering requirements can be met.


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, nine 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 2019.

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 and James Brindle at Central England Co-operative on 01543 414140

Email – publicrelations@centralengland.coop