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We love giving back to our local communities

Posted on 3 March 2016

When they’re not busy working on your energy service, we encourage all our colleagues to use their time, skills and knowledge for volunteering.

After all, Midcounties stores and services are at the heart of many local communities. So we like to make a positive impact by pledging two working days of each year to supporting a local good cause.

What kind of causes do we support?

We have a wide range of volunteering activities available for our colleagues to take part in. So far in 2016, Co-operative Energy colleagues have given their time to:

Fairtrade Day

The Fairtrade Day initiative is a half-day programme that serves as part of Fairtrade Fortnight, and takes place at local schools. It teaches kids about what life is like in a producer country and how our purchasing decisions can make a difference. 

Northleigh House School

We have also given hours to support Northleigh House School, based in Hatton. It’s run by a small team, who in 2012 opened up their home to children who cannot study in a mainstream school, mainly as a result of being bullied.

Our day with the charity was spent helping out with painting, collecting firewood, and tending the garden. Overall, it was our job to contribute to the safe, calm and progressive learning environment that the children need. 

Giving back to the communities we serve is one of the Midcounties Co-operative’s most important values. It’s just one of the things that helps to set Co-operative Energy apart from other energy providers.

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