A new mental health support service will open its doors in the autumn thanks to a large donation from the Chelmsford Star Co-operative Society.
The Society announced its next Charity of the Year, Kids Inspire. This Essex charity was chosen in a ballot by the Society’s employees who will be supporting Kids Inspire through 50 of their retail stores and outlets across the region.
Kids Inspire supports children, young people and families to build relationships through therapy, opportunities, love and care.
Paula Ashfield (Fundraising Manager of Kids Inspire) commented:
Chelmsford Star Co-operative reported at its AGM a slight decrease in profitability due to continued pressure from price deflation, increased costs, margin erosion and additional competition.
Chelmsford Star an independent co-operative with 50 trading outlets across Essex announced its 2015/16 trading results to its members at its AGM in the quadrant department store, Chelmsford on Monday 9th May.
The Co-operative Travel, part of Chelmsford Star Co-operative Society, is a finalist in the Regional Agency of the Year in the London and South East England category of the prestigious Travel Weekly Agent Achievement Awards 2016.
Comprising of just two branches and located in the Society’s quadrant department stores in Chelmsford and Braintree, the Co-operative Travel will be up against 4 other agencies located in Kent, London and Hertfordshire.
Essex based supplier, Elixirs of Life have been presented with a Natural Health International Beauty Award for their Sweet Dreams Cream - WINNER in the Moisturiser Category.
This product is available to purchase from our Danbury and Writtle stores and only costs £7.99!
The quadrant department store in George Yard is due to extend its trading hours to include Sundays from 10.30am to 4.30pm from Sunday 3rd April 2016.
The store is one of two that is part of the Chelmsford Star Co-operative Society with the other being in Chelmsford which already trades on Sunday.
The Braintree quadrant is located in the George Yard shopping centre and is serviced by the council owned multi storey car park which costs just 10p to park in on Sunday.
Store Manager Gino Muscat commented;
Get ready for glitz and glam as the nation’s favourite dancing competition sets sail on board P&O Cruises Strictly Come Dancing themed holidays. This year’s professional dancers waltzing on to the decks include Giovanni Pernice, Joanne Clifton, Karen and Kevin Clifton, Janette Manrara and Aljaz Skorjanec.
Chelmsford Star Co-operative Society is to run a new member event called ‘Tastes of Co-operation’. The evening aims to provide a sample of the Society’s activities within the local community, with a view to inspire members to become more involved in shaping the future of the business.
Local Co-operative, Chelmsford Star will be running its annual evening event to promote ‘Fairtrade Fortnight’ on Thursday 3rd March from 6.45pm, in its quadrant department store, Chelmsford.
The ticketed event, attended by the Mayor of Chelmsford aims to give attendees a greater understanding of Fairtrade which is promoted nationally from 29th February to 13th March 2016.
Local Co-operative Society, Chelmsford Star has embarked on its annual search for its ‘Charity of the Year’ initiative to commence in May 2016.
The scheme is now in its 9th year and has raised to date nearly £275 000 for Essex charities.
Pauline Dodd, Society President said;
‘We are currently looking for local registered charities to put themselves forward as potential candidates backed up with a two page A4 document in support of who they are and what the funds are required for.