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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Supporting our community's heart health
Supporting our community's heart health
10 September 2018
We're encouraging customers in Jersey to get a free blood pressure check during 'Know Your Numbers' week.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.