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Acclaim for Isle of Wight’s winning young cooks from Masterchef The Professionals champion

Two 14 year old cooks from the Isle of Wight have been crowned Create and Cook competition champions by BBC2’s Masterchef: The Professionals champion, Chef Steven Edwards, winning praise for their impressive use of Island produce as well as £1000 for their school’s food technology department.

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Partnership between The Southern Co-operative and Create and Cook Competition achieves Local Impact Award as part of Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Awards

A partnership between The Southern Co-operative and the regional Create and Cook Competition for school pupils in Hampshire, Isle of Wight and West Sussex has been recognised for its impact in the south east as part of Business in the Community’s (BITC) 2014 Responsible Business Awards.

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Newbury store opening supports local foodbank

A new convenience food store opened by The Southern Co-operative in Newbury is giving West Berkshire Foodbank its support with a £500 donation and a permanent food collection point in the store.

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Store’s £15,000 community support for Emsworth

Emsworth community has been boosted by a £15,000 donation from The Southern Co-operative following the success of its Community Support Card scheme run in the local Emsworth store over the past year.

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The Southern Co-operative raises over £0.5million for Canine Partners charity

A two year corporate partnership with independent regional retailer, The Southern Co-operative, has secured a total of £507,486 for the charity Canine Partners.

Canine Partners enables people with disabilities to enjoy a greater independence and a better quality of life through the provision of specially trained dogs. A fervent two years of fundraising by colleagues working for The Southern Co-operative, supported by its members, customers and suppliers, resulted in the Society smashing its charity partner fundraising record.

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Store’s support for school with £500 donation

Pupils from St Mary’s Primary School in Gosport have officially reopened The Southern Co-operative store in Forton Road, Gosport, which had been closed for a refit.

£500 was donated to the school by The Southern Co-operative to celebrate the opening of the store, which has refurbished to improve the store layout and range of produce.

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The Southern Co-operative reports strong sales growth

The Southern Co-operative, which is an independent regional business owned by its 147,000 members and trading across 11 counties in southern England, has today announced annual sales figures of £327 million, a rise of 7.8% on last year.

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Wickham store team win Community Business Award

The Southern Co-operative store in Wickham has been presented with the Community Business Award by Wickham Parish Council in recognition of the store team’s ongoing support of local activities and their contribution to the village.

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Wimborne Road Infant School pupils cut ribbon to open store

Pupils from Wimborne Infant School in Southsea cut the ribbon at The Southern Co-operative store in Winter Road to officially reopen the newly refurbished shop.

The opening created much interest locally with queues forming for the opening (Thursday 8 May), despite awful weather. “The renovation has really improved the layout of the store, including wider aisles to make it easier to shop and an improved range of produce, particularly more chilled and fresh produce, which has gone down well with our customers”, said Store Manager Ken Whatsize. He added: “The new store has gone down really well; everyone loves it which we’re really pleased about!”

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Hefty £20,000 donation for Wickham Trim Trail

Wickham Church of England Primary School has received a £20,000 donation from The Southern Co-operative to enable the school to develop a Trim Trail and boost fitness levels locally.

The £20,000 donation is the result of The Southern Co-operative’s Community Support Card scheme run at its Wickham store over the past year. The scheme relies on customer support but without costing shoppers a penny; they simply give their backing by requesting a free Community Support Card (CSC) and having this swiped each time they shop at the store. The more cards are swiped, the quicker The Southern Co-operative donates towards the total sum.

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