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SCOOP's SOCIAL.FEED - Supported by the Co-op Community Fund
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21 September 2022
When Coop’s work together, great things happen
Diversity and Inclusion: More than just a policy
Diversity and Inclusion: More than just a policy
03 September 2022
As Pride returns to the Channel Islands, we reflect on why it is important to be diverse and inclusive for all.
Art for Community’s sake
Art for Community’s sake
16 August 2022
How the Co-op Community Fund has helped one Guernsey-based art club keep creativity alive and free
Diversity is in more than just the nature of our work
Diversity is in more than just the nature of our work
06 July 2022
Our Chief People Officer, Natalie shares her insights on the diversity and inclusion at our Society
Cheers, Dad
Cheers, Dad
15 June 2022
If you’re looking for something special for Father’s Day, check out your Co-op
Quiet Hour helping to reduce the stress of the weekly shop
Quiet Hour helping to reduce the stress of the weekly s…
02 April 2022
How we're making shopping inclusive for all islanders
Co-op Community Fund’s Festive Review
Co-op Community Fund’s Festive Review
29 December 2021
Supporting communities isn’t just for Christmas – it’s something we do all year round
Have yourself a Fairtrade Christmas
Have yourself a Fairtrade Christmas
09 December 2021
Christmas gifts that go the extra mile
Finding calm for Jersey’s pupils at The Cove
Finding calm for Jersey’s pupils at The Cove
15 November 2021
Our Community Fund supports local students’ wellbeing at Le Rocquier school.
A little goes a long way for Family Nursing & Home Care
A little goes a long way for Family Nursing & Home Care…
05 October 2021
Sometimes the smallest, simplest donations can make a real difference.
Lessons on nature in Guernsey’s outdoor classroom
Lessons on nature in Guernsey’s outdoor classroom
15 September 2021
How our Community Fund supported Guernsey’s schoolchildren.
Caring for Jersey’s animal community
Caring for Jersey’s animal community
01 September 2021
How the Co-op Community Fund is helping support native wildlife with the JSPCA
Swap to Fairtrade – for people and the planet
Swap to Fairtrade – for people and the planet
02 March 2021
Simple swaps for a world of good
Ways of showing a little love this Valentine’s Day
Ways of showing a little love this Valentine’s Day
04 February 2021
Celebrate 14 February a little differently this year
How our community award made a real difference
How our community award made a real difference
13 January 2021
We’re proud to be part of our community foundations
A time for giving in our community
A time for giving in our community
15 December 2020
How we’re helping make Christmas brighter after a tough year
A special and sustainable Christmas
A special and sustainable Christmas
18 November 2020
Here’s how to make your Christmas a green one.
Co-op helps provide sustainable menstrual products to girls in Guernsey
Co-op helps provide sustainable menstrual products to g…
17 September 2020
School girls learn about the cost and environmental benefits of going green
The Jersey Royal - in a field of its own
The Jersey Royal - in a field of its own
11 May 2020
Find out how we’re helping protect the famous Jersey potatoes future
Local author helps raise money for charity with the tale of Peg
Local author helps raise money for charity with the tal…
04 May 2020
Meet the author of a story of life told during Occupied Jersey
Jersey Trees for Life: Meet the community champion
Jersey Trees for Life: Meet the community champion
25 March 2020
Meet Beverly Dallas-Chapman, and find out how we partnered with JTFL to protect our local environment.
Our Eco Fund helps a local enterprise go zero waste
Our Eco Fund helps a local enterprise go zero waste
16 March 2020
Acorn’s renewable source becomes a sustainable alternative to coal.
Cocoa-operative chocolate is helping change lives
Cocoa-operative chocolate is helping change lives
02 March 2020
Find out how buying Fairtrade supports farmers
How the Co-op supported Jersey's Red Box Project
How the Co-op supported Jersey's Red Box Project
13 February 2020
We give girls in Jersey a helping hand during their periods.
Genuine Jersey’s annual Jersey Royal Potato Growing Competition is back for 2020.
Genuine Jersey’s annual Jersey Royal Potato Growing Com…
06 February 2020
Follow Springfield School’s journey as they take part in the annual potato growing competition.
What is the Belonging Fund?
What is the Belonging Fund?
26 December 2019
Find out how we are making real difference to those causes our colleagues care about.
How we're supporting prisoner rehabilitation
How we're supporting prisoner rehabilitation
10 December 2019
Our partnership with La Moye Prison is a gift that keeps on giving, especially at Christmas.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.