Co-op launches search for inspiring community mentors

Co-op is looking for inspiring people to mentor its Co-op Member Pioneers, whilst playing an important part in Co-op’s overall community mission. The Group currently has more than 300 Member Pioneers, who work with Co-op members, food stores, funeral homes, local causes, and other co-ops to help support and connect them to others in their local communities. To help them with this work, the Group is now recruiting 40 Member Pioneer Co-ordinators to take on a part-time, paid role to lead a group of 10-15 Pioneers. Russell Gill, head of…

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Comedy stars raise the roof for Barnardo’s

Some of television’s favourite comedians united for a bumper night of comedy in London to help raise thousands of pounds for children’s charity Barnardo’s. Hosted by Barnardo’s Youth Ambassador Tom Lucy, a stellar line-up of acts entertained a packed crowd at the Comedy Store in Leicester Square, including surprise special guest John Bishop, Jack Whitehall, Ed Byrne, Joel Dommett, Jaime Lang, Shappi Khorsandi, London Hughes, Larry Dean, Tom Rosenthal, Rhys James and Patrick Monahan. Jack Whitehall said: “When I was asked to take part in this wonderful comedy night for…

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Fairtrade Gold Debut At London Fashion Week 2019

For the first time ever, four leading ethical, certified Fairtrade Gold jewellers came together to exhibit their Fairtrade Gold showstopper pieces at the renowned London Fashion Week. On Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th February, industry experts, celebrities and the public were able to see some of the finest in ethical jewellery.  At an exclusive side-venue to the main catwalk, in Old Bond Street, Natalie Perry, Rock Hound, Ute Decker and CRED Jewellery exhinited a range of designer pieces. Reflecting a shift in public awareness to ethical, fair fashion, the Fairtrade…

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Birth traditions: WaterAid presents global snapshot of how new babies are welcomed around the world

A fascinating new photo series launched by WaterAid reveals the different traditions observed by communities around the world to ‘protect’ mothers and welcome new babies, giving them the best start in life.  From postpartum porridge-making and paint masks to baptisms and beer-brewing, the striking images reveal how eleven countries from the UK to India and Uganda to Sweden celebrate new life.   The touching series is being released by WaterAid as part of its Water Effect campaign, which aims to help protect mothers and ensure all babies have the best…

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Dunelm partners with Macmillan Cancer Support to raise cups and funds

Dunelm, the UK’s leading homewares retailer, and Macmillan Cancer Support have announced a two-year fundraising partnership. There are currently 2.5 million people living with cancer in the UK, and this is set to grow to almost 4 million by 2030. Over the next two years Dunelm hopes to raise £1 million for Macmillan, which could fund 18 Macmillan professionals for one year. As well as nurses, Macmillan’s professionals range from Physiotherapists, Phycologists, Financial Advisors, Speech Therapists and Family Support Workers who all work with people following a cancer diagnosis to…

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