We’ve raised funds for victims of the Grenfell Tower fire as well as hurricanes in the Caribbean and Southeast Asia, and are maximising our efforts to help the environment and, ultimately, the planet.
Published 10 Jul 2017
Helping People – And The Planet
Some 20,000 items have been donated by members, colleagues and customers to food banks so far this year, providing meals for 400 families in need. And almost £60,000 has been paid out to around 80 charity partners. Our food waste recycling process alone produces enough renewable energy to power 40 households a year. Midcounties currently recycles 95 per cent of its waste, diverting 1,600 tonnes that would otherwise go to landfill.
For more, visit midcounties.coop/community
Over the past two years, Midcounties regions and charities have partnered up to raise both funds and awareness of social issues. From this November, we’re changing the strategic focus across our regional communities to drive sustainability, with a particular focus on saving energy and alleviating fuel poverty.
To find out more, see A (green) helping hand.
Bumper Fun Days
More than 5,700 people came to our Churchstoke Fun Day and more than 16,000 people – as well as prehistoric creatures and their trainers – attended our Gloucestershire Fun Days, above, this August. The events raised a combined total of £50,000, which will make a real difference to local community groups. These family fun days were a big hit on social media, receiving many ‘likes’.
The Modern Slavery Act
We’ve produced a statement outlining the steps we’ve taken and are continuing to take to ensure that no part of our business or supply chain involves slavery or human trafficking.
Read more at midcounties.coop/society/modern-slavery/
Making a difference
A Society-wide appeal to help those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire raised £20,000 and was given to the London Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund for victims of the disaster. Another appeal on behalf of communities suffering after floods and hurricanes in Southeast Asia and the Caribbean raised a total of £11,000, which the International Co-operative Alliance distributed to those most in need. Both appeals were made possible by the generous donations of our members, colleagues and customers.
More than 6,000 members use the MyMidCoop app to shop with us, and 71 per cent give it a three- to five-star rating