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Meet our head office helpers
Meet our head office helpers
05 December 2019
Christmas is our busiest time of year, so our head office helpers lend a hand in stores.
Top 10 community blog posts of 2019
Top 10 community blog posts of 2019
03 December 2019
It's Giving Tuesday so we're looking back at the most popular stories about our work in the community this year.
What to do with your poppy after Remembrance Day
What to do with your poppy after Remembrance Day
18 November 2019
Find out how plastic poppies have gone from being washed up on Jersey beaches to being recycled and remade.
How Wesley Methodist Church are encouraging people outdoors
How Wesley Methodist Church are encouraging people outd…
13 November 2019
The church have taken on the 100 day community challenge to make their garden more inviting.
Meet St John School’s green fingered gardening club
Meet St John School’s green fingered gardening club
06 November 2019
The club are transforming their school grounds in just 100 days.
Walking to make a real difference to our communities
Walking to make a real difference to our communities
01 November 2019
This year’s Co-op to Co-op walks raised more than £1,000 for two local charities.
Classic Herd: Meet the producer
Classic Herd: Meet the producer
21 October 2019
Julia and Darren Quénault offer their customers milk in glass bottles.
Guernsey Youth Commission: Meet the community champions
Guernsey Youth Commission: Meet the community champions…
16 October 2019
Helping young people learn to cook, make friends and take part in sports.
How we’re keeping the wheels on the bus moving
How we’re keeping the wheels on the bus moving
10 October 2019
Your Co-op on the journey with the Ron Short Bus Service.
Castel Farm eggs: Meet the producer
Castel Farm eggs: Meet the producer
03 October 2019
Can you imagine collecting 14,000 eggs a day? Meet the couple that do.
Sérgio Marcelino: Meet the community champion
Sérgio Marcelino: Meet the community champion
24 September 2019
Our colleague Sérgio dedicates hours of his time to support the lonely, elderly and disabled.
Little boxes making a big difference
Little boxes making a big difference
11 September 2019
How our charity initiatives are making a huge difference to local communities
Minioti: Meet the producer
Minioti: Meet the producer
10 September 2019
Mums Anna and Natasha started their business after struggling to buy healthy snacks for their children.
Helping reduce bike crime with the States of Jersey Police
Helping reduce bike crime with the States of Jersey Pol…
06 September 2019
How a quick and simple security kit is helping Jersey’s cycle community
Trevor's summer favourites
Trevor's summer favourites
04 September 2019
Meet Trevor Haynes
Meet the man picking up thousands of cigarette butts in Guernsey
Meet the man picking up thousands of cigarette butts in…
30 August 2019
Andrew Munro is on a mission to make the world cigarette butt free. Read how we have supported him.
Maurice's summer favourites
Maurice's summer favourites
25 August 2019
Meet Maurice who loves having BBQs at L’Etacq in the summer.
A full day’s menu made from all local produce
A full day’s menu made from all local produce
21 August 2019
Why eating local with Jersey’s Local Food Challenge is good for you and your island.
Wayne Billien: Meet the producer
Wayne Billien: Meet the producer
19 August 2019
Wayne Billien looks after a number of different types of mushrooms ready to supply the Channel Islands.
Guide to a healthy lunchbox
Guide to a healthy lunchbox
16 August 2019
With back to school approaching, are you lunch box ready?
Kim's summer favourites
Kim's summer favourites
16 August 2019
Meet Kim Tostevin who loves visiting France in the summer
Joe Freire: Meet the producer
Joe Freire: Meet the producer
12 August 2019
Joe Freire says growing produce and working on the land is keeping him young.
Our plastic free produce trial unwrapped
Our plastic free produce trial unwrapped
06 August 2019
An update on our plastic free produce trial at Grand Marché stores
A golden evening at Lé Viaër Marchi
A golden evening at Lé Viaër Marchi
02 August 2019
See the highlights from this year’s 50th anniversary event.
Carlos' summer favourites
Carlos' summer favourites
30 July 2019
Meet your Society’s Carlos Aries who loves eating fresh fish throughout the summer months.
Spreading joy with random acts of kindness
Spreading joy with random acts of kindness
12 July 2019
Find out what we got up to during Co-op Fortnight.
How is an outdoor classroom helping Guernsey's children?
How is an outdoor classroom helping Guernsey's children…
03 July 2019
Vale Primary school have a new outdoor classroom, thanks to a little help from the Co-op's Eco fund.
What is a Co-op anyway?
What is a Co-op anyway?
25 June 2019
For Co-op Fortnight, we’re looking at what makes us different.
Ever wondered who owns Co-op Share Number 1?
Ever wondered who owns Co-op Share Number 1?
17 June 2019
Meet islander Carol Romeril, the proud owner or our very first share number.
How Men Walk Men Talk is supporting men’s health
How Men Walk Men Talk is supporting men’s health
14 June 2019
MWMT is a regular 5km walk for men in Jersey to escape the treadmill of life.
How the humble potato can help combat loneliness
How the humble potato can help combat loneliness
30 May 2019
The Jersey Royal growing competition helps the WI with their 'combat loneliness' initiative.
Colin and Christine Letto: Meet the community champions
Colin and Christine Letto: Meet the community champions…
22 May 2019
Meet the couple who own a Co-op share book dating back to 1919.
Strengthening our roots in the community
Strengthening our roots in the community
08 May 2019
Who knew our humble potato could give so much joy?
Working with local suppliers to tackle plastic packaging
Working with local suppliers to tackle plastic packagin…
10 April 2019
Discussing the issues of single-use plastic and food waste.
How our colleagues are being good eggs in the community
How our colleagues are being good eggs in the community…
01 April 2019
Celebrating our colleagues who make a real difference to their communities in their own ways, in their own time.
How we achieved our Silver ‘Keep Guernsey Green’ award
How we achieved our Silver ‘Keep Guernsey Green’ award
22 March 2019
We successfully retained this three-yearly prestigious award in 2018.
Our pharmacists' top tips for a healthy sleep
Our pharmacists' top tips for a healthy sleep
13 March 2019
For World Sleep Day, we spoke to our Superintendent Pharmacist, Sara.
Celebrating all things Fairtrade!
Celebrating all things Fairtrade!
08 March 2019
We’ve been busy for Fairtrade Fortnight with a range of activities.
How we partnered with Diabetes Jersey for World Diabetes Day
How we partnered with Diabetes Jersey for World Diabete…
27 February 2019
A successful Type 2 Diabetes testing trial with Diabetes Jersey
A hands-on lesson about Jersey Royals
A hands-on lesson about Jersey Royals
13 February 2019
Rouge Bouillon pupils get stuck into the Genuine Jersey growing competition
Training Jersey's rescue dogs with Helping Hands
Training Jersey's rescue dogs with Helping Hands
29 January 2019
Find out how our Helping Hands fund supported these four-legged friends with their scenting training.
Giving a Helping Hand to GROW
Giving a Helping Hand to GROW
22 January 2019
Find out how our Helping Hands fund supported Friends of Grow in 2018.
Helping Guernsey's children Be Active with a daily mile
Helping Guernsey's children Be Active with a daily mile…
07 January 2019
Find out how our Helping Hands fund has made a real difference in Guernsey's schools.
A Helping Hand for Beresford Street Kitchen
A Helping Hand for Beresford Street Kitchen
07 January 2019
Find out how this brilliant Jersey charity has been able to help young adults with learning disabilities.
Watch the Guernsey Welfare Service trolley dash
Watch the Guernsey Welfare Service trolley dash
21 December 2018
Michelle from Herm had 2 minutes to grab as much as she could from Grand Marché St Martin.
Meet your neighbours to help tackle loneliness in our island communities
Meet your neighbours to help tackle loneliness in our i…
20 December 2018
Read about our new campaign which aims to help you connect with your neighbours.
Headway: Trolley dashing to raise cash
Headway: Trolley dashing to raise cash
10 December 2018
Could YOU do your weekend supermarket shop in just two minutes? One Jersey family did just that.
Coping with the loss of a loved one at Christmas
Coping with the loss of a loved one at Christmas
05 December 2018
Gary Vaudin from Argent Funeral Care has some helpful guidance for coping at what can be a difficult time.
How we're supporting prisoner rehabilitation
How we're supporting prisoner rehabilitation
30 November 2018
Our partnership with La Moye Prison is a gift that keeps on giving, especially at Christmas.
7 ways we’re supporting local charities this Christmas
7 ways we’re supporting local charities this Christmas
27 November 2018
We love to give back! Here's how we're giving back throughout this festive season.
Celebrating a 50-year milestone with a local producer
Celebrating a 50-year milestone with a local producer
16 November 2018
We threw a surprise party to celebrate 50 years of the Le Gresleys supplying the Co-op.
What is Purple Tuesday and why are we supporting it?
What is Purple Tuesday and why are we supporting it?
13 November 2018
Find out how we're supporting islanders with disabilities, and what we're doing for Purple Tuesday.
How the Sunflower scheme has helped a Jersey family
How the Sunflower scheme has helped a Jersey family
08 November 2018
Video: Kerry Marques tell us about her family's experiences with the hidden disabilities scheme.
Introducing our plastic-free commitments
Introducing our plastic-free commitments
24 October 2018
Find out what we're doing to reduce single-use plastics locally and with Co-op Group in the UK.
Promoting mental health awareness at the Co-op
Promoting mental health awareness at the Co-op
18 October 2018
We invited Jersey Recovery College and Guernsey Mind to our stores and offices.
5 ways charities can raise money in our stores
5 ways charities can raise money in our stores
01 October 2018
We explore all the different ways you can raise money or awareness of your cause in our Co-op stores.
Providing fruit for Guernsey's Playscheme
Providing fruit for Guernsey's Playscheme
20 September 2018
Each school holiday for the past two years we have donated vouchers to the Guernsey Youth Commission.
Supporting our community's heart health
Supporting our community's heart health
10 September 2018
We're encouraging customers in Jersey to get a blood pressure check during 'Know Your Numbers' week.
How we've helped LGBTQ Youth Jersey this summer
How we've helped LGBTQ Youth Jersey this summer
05 September 2018
A donation from our Helping Hands fund is supporting Jersey's young LGBTQ community.
Proudly going full circle with Helping Hands
Proudly going full circle with Helping Hands
05 September 2018
From a Helping Hands donation to printing 250 Co-op Pride t-shirts. We're proud to support local charity, Aspire.
4 ideas for totally local dinners
4 ideas for totally local dinners
13 August 2018
Find out how easy it is to cook a meal from only local ingredients from your co-op.
Celebrating the old ways at Lé Viaër Marchi
Celebrating the old ways at Lé Viaër Marchi
20 July 2018
We're proud to be the main sponsor of Guernsey's Lé Viaër Marchi. Here's what happened at this year's event.
Co-operative Fortnight Round Up
Co-operative Fortnight Round Up
11 July 2018
At your co-operative, we’re proud to do things a bit differently. Find out more about some of the initiatives.
Taking steps towards making a real difference
Taking steps towards making a real difference
05 July 2018
Find out the steps we’ve been taking to make a #coopdifference and support our local community.
Making a real difference with our sunflower lanyards
Making a real difference with our sunflower lanyards
03 July 2018
Colleagues from Grand Marché St Peter tell us all about their hidden disabilities training.
Co-op Bikes a Workers Co-operative Business
Co-op Bikes a Workers Co-operative Business
01 July 2018
How co-operation really made a difference to a local business in accelerating their progress.
How we've been educating children on the importance of healthy eating
How we've been educating children on the importance of …
29 June 2018
We really like to encourage healthy eating in any which way we can.
Supporting local endangered birds and other local wildlife in Jersey
Supporting local endangered birds and other local wildl…
27 June 2018
We've been making a #coopdifference by planting and restoring 1km of hedges for endangered birds & local wildlife
Promoting the Sun Safe message in our islands’ primary schools
Promoting the Sun Safe message in our islands’ primary …
25 June 2018
Almost 20 schools in Jersey are now registered as ‘Sun Safe’ Primary Schools.
What is the Eco Fund and how does it work?
What is the Eco Fund and how does it work?
08 June 2018
Eco Fund Q&A with Community Officer, Tanya Dorrity
Protecting Guernsey's bees with the Eco Fund
Protecting Guernsey's bees with the Eco Fund
07 June 2018
A donation of £1,600 enabled Guernsey Beekeepers Association to purchase an equipment shed.
How Eco Fund helped Alderney Wildlife Trust
How Eco Fund helped Alderney Wildlife Trust
06 June 2018
Alderney Wildlife Trust were able to purchase a telescope for their seabird observation programmes.
How a rope bridge is helping Jersey's red squirrels
How a rope bridge is helping Jersey's red squirrels
05 June 2018
A donation from our Eco Fund helped Peter kick-start his squirrel conservation project.
Tree planting with 'Birds on the Edge'
Tree planting with 'Birds on the Edge'
04 February 2017
A team of 30 colleagues and members helped plant hedges for Jersey's wildlife.