Co-op Fortnight 2022
This year’s Co-op Fortnight takes place from Monday 20th June – Sunday 3rd July.
Organised by Co-operatives UK, these two weeks are an opportunity for co-ops across the nation to come together and take pride in being a co-operative, as well as celebrating the impact they have in their local communities.
The year’s theme is #UnwrapCoops and highlights the difference co-ops make to people’s lives, whether they’re colleagues, members or local residents.
To mark this year’s Co-op Fortnight, we’re going to be spending the next two weeks visiting our local communities and supporting a number of great events which are all designed to support and empower local people.
We hope you can join us at one of these events to help us celebrate Co-op Fortnight 2022.
On the evening of Tuesday 21st June, colleagues from our Funeral Services team will be attending Suffolk Remembers on Felixstowe Seafront Gardens, organised by St Elizabeth Hospice. They will be providing complimentary refreshments to attendees at the poignant event, which is an opportunity to remember and light a candle for lost loved ones. For more information, visit https://www.stelizabethhospice.org.uk/suffolk-remembers/.
Norwich Pride Schools Week
From Monday 27th June – Friday 1st July we’re proud to be sponsoring Norwich Pride’s Schools Week. The week is an opportunity for schools across Norfolk to join in the Norwich Pride celebrations during the school term. This year’s theme is protecting the mental health and wellbeing of LGBTQIA+ students and staff.
We’re also proud to have also supported the Suffolk Pride and Colchester Pride events in June to help celebrate Pride Month.
Your Co-op Live
On Wednesday 29th June we’ll be hosting our latest edition of Your Co-op Live – Supporting You Matters. Further details will be available this week.
Our owl statue which is part of The Big Hoot in Ipswich is now on display on the Cornhill. The Wild in Art trail is in aid of St Elizabeth Hospice and is fast becoming a summer tradition in Suffolk.
Designed by local artist Indigo Price, our owl is called ‘Future Holder’ and encourages us all to take a moment and think about what the future could hold for our planet.