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Members rewarded for their loyalty with share of £1.2 million payout

We can today reveal that we have shared out over £1.2 million among our members as a reward for their loyalty.

We wanted to say ‘thank you’ to over 100,000 members this year, made up of £570,000 in the first half of the year and £637,000 just in time for Christmas.

Now, shoppers can use their dividend when they next visit a Central England Co-op to pick up food and vital essentials.

Not only do shoppers benefit by being a member of the Society, but their continued support also allows the business to invest funds into supporting a whole host of important community projects and local good causes.

This included:

· Sharing out nearly £60,000 between 45 good causes via a Covid-19 focussed support fund

· Creating over one million meals for people in needs thanks to a project with FareShare to redistribute food to good causes

· Launching a Call and Collect service that allows vulnerable people to access food and vital essentials during these uncertain times

Debbie Robinson, Central England Co-op Chief Executive, said: “Our members mean a lot to us and I want to thank them for their loyalty.
“Throughout the year, we give a share of our profits not only to our members, but to local community groups too. It’s because of them that we’re able to help.
“It’s why membership makes a real difference and it’s thanks to them that we are able to give back to our communities in the way we do.”

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

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