Co-op Fortnight: celebrating the power of co-operation in Penarth
We’re celebrating the diversity of our Co-op network so that everyone can see there’s plenty of space for them to join us.
By James Smith
Posted: Thursday, 15th September 2022 9:00 am
In 2022, Co-op Fortnight takes place from Monday 20 June to Sunday 3 July and this year, we're doing something a little different.
It feels like all of us need something uplifting. Something emotionally engaging. Some good news!
We're celebrating the diversity of our Co-op network so that everyone can see there's plenty of space for them to join us. Co-ops are a gift that gives back, no matter the nature of the business, the size, or the location.
We've launched the #UnwrapCoops campaign in anticipation for the fortnight. #UnwrapCoops will harness the power of stories to give members the chance to celebrate the positive influence their co-op has had on their lives.
Celebrating creates an irresistible energy. Sharing people's successes inspires others to take part. Stories emotionally engage people and creates interest in #WhyCoops are great for everyone.
During our Co-op Fortnight, we're going to broadcast our members' stories to inspire peoples' lives! There are plenty to choose from because co-operatives are some of the biggest undiscovered successes in the UK, worth £40 billion to the UK economy!
And because they are owned and run by the people that need them, they're more resilient than other forms of business. Learn more about Co-ops here.
Co-ops are owned by the people closest to the business, not distant investors. This means beyond profits, Co-ops focus on how they bring value to their members and community.
When Co-op Members buy selected Co-op branded products and services, 2p for every pound spent goes into their Co-op Membership account and Co-op gives the same to support community organisations and local causes.
Our Penarth local causes supported by the Co-op – Cradle, Cathays Compass and Gladstone Primary School – received just over £32,000 from the Co-op between them last year.
Cradle received £29,577 to support women and their partners during early pregnancy loss. More than £1,000 was donated to Cathays Compass. The money will go towards a variety of community projects. Gladstone Primary School received nearly £1,500 from the Co-op to improve its outdoors wellbeing area, in particular the 'Memory Garden'.
Become a member of the Co-op today and receive £3 off a £10 shop.
When a new member joins the Co-op using the Co-op App from now until – 12 July, they will receive a digital offer for £3 off, when they spend £10 or more in our food stores.*
*Offer excludes alcohol, fuel, lottery and stamps. Members can buy excluded items in the same transaction, but the total of their basket needs to be £10 without them for the offer to work. Full Terms & Conditions can be found here.