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Social responsibility – Making a difference by supporting our local charities and good causes

Posted on 10 January 2016

Our colleagues at our Warwick office are delighted to be supporting Myton Hospice in Leamington, and our Walsall based colleagues are supporting their local St Giles Hospice, as their local charity partners this year.

As a Society, we are committed to giving back, and both partnerships form part of our Regional Community Programme, where our colleagues, members and customers work together to deliver a positive impact in the local communities that we serve.

Myton Hospice

Based in Warwick, Myton Hospice provides high quality, specialist care to people whose condition no longer responds to treatment.

With an annual funding target over £8 million to cover all operational costs, Myton Hospice relies on the support of organisations like The Midcounties Co-operative to continue offering their much needed service to patients and their families, and so it is a cause we’re proud to support.

St Giles Hospice

Located near to our Walsall based Energy offices, St Giles Hospice provides specialist care for patients with cancer and other serious illnesses, as well as providing support for their families and helpers. Care is offered at the hospice’s centres and in patients’ own homes across the region. With total annual running costs in excess of £1.6 million, the charity relies heavily on donations from donations like ours.

Fundraising so far

The Co-operative Energy fundraising efforts were stepped up over the Christmas period, and we’ve already raised over £1,600 for our local charity partners though our fundraising drive. We’re looking forward to planning further activities across 2016 to keep building on that total, and providing to support to these community providers.  

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