Entries by Suzanne Binfield

Southern Co-op memorial website raises over £190k for charities

Branches of The Co-operative Funeralcare operated by Southern Co-op are celebrating raising over £190,000 in charity donations. Money has been raised through their memorial webpage over the last year, in partnership with MuchLoved, the online memorial charity. As people increasingly ask for donations to charities rather than flowers at funerals, an online tribute service is […]

Southern Co-op Promotes Mental Health in the Workplace

With Princes William and Harry recently raising the profile of World Mental Health Day, Southern Co-op hosted a staff event at their Lakeside headquarters on the subject of wellbeing in the workplace and looking after your own mental health last month [13 October], presented by local mental health charity, Solent Mind. The aim of the […]

Lenham Colleague Turns 80 Years Young

Jenny Lloyd, an employee at Southern Co-op’s food store in Lenham, turned 80 years young on Thursday 19 October and she shows no signs of slowing down. Jenny started working at 16 and has had jobs at Harrods, newsagents and pubs in between raising a family. She works for Southern Co-op part time and, in […]

Southern Co-op Celebrates Community with Carrier Bag Levy

Two years on from the launch of the 5p carrier bag levy in England on 5 October 2015, Southern Co-op is celebrating the difference this fund has made to its communities across the south of England. The levy has contributed over half a million pounds to local charities and community groups, alongside a further £0.8m […]

Isle of Wight Southern Co-op Helps People Back into Work

A Southern Co-op store on the Isle of Wight has partnered with a leading charity to help people back into work. The store on West Street in Ryde has employed three permanent members of staff after just two months of partnership with Shaw Trust. The store manager in Ryde said: “We were approached a few […]