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The grounds of a North Warwickshire church are set to be given some regular TLC, thanks to community spirited locals and a bumper cheque from the Tamworth Co-op.
St Leonard’s Church in Dordon is known for its large grounds, but finding the funds for maintenance has become increasingly challenging. Rev Ann Simmons says her prayers for help have now been answered by the local community. Several people have volunteered their services as gardeners and a timely £581 cheque from the Tamworth Co-operative Society means they will be given the tools they need to maintain the churchyard.
Tamworth Co-op will be the first funeral provider in the UK to offer its customers a free ‘address in heaven’ for their loved ones.
The new digital memorial platform will revolutionise the way people are celebrated after death – and even how funerals are organised and
Pupils at a South Derbyshire school are to get an adventure polytunnel in their playground, thanks to a near £1,000 cash injection from their local Tamworth Co-op convenience store. Liz Greenwood, head teacher at Rosliston C E Primary School, says she was extremely surprised when she discovered just how much the school would be receiving from the Tamworth Co-op’s Community Dividend Fund.
A Brownhills school has been celebrating another cash windfall from the Tamworth Co-op which will help it to improve its play facilities.
The money will fund special add-ons to the climbing frame which the Society also helped Watling Street Primary School to buy last year.
Nearly £300 has
More than 60 Stretton pupils who walk to school and back every day are to party in style, thanks to a £734 windfall from the Tamworth Co-operative Society. The pupils, aged between 5 and 11, are all involved in the William Shrewsbury Primary School’s ‘walking bus’ scheme.
Organisers of a community café which provides free coffee and light bites have raised their mugs to one of the town’s best-loved businesses. The Manna House coffee shop, which is run by the charitable arm of Tamworth Elim Church, received £732 from the Tamworth Co-op’s Community Dividend Fund. Situated in Glascote Road, it opens five days a week between 10am and 3pm as a drop-in coffee centre for anyone in search of a place to relax and a friendly listening ear.
A group of volunteers dedicated to enhancing the enjoyment of Warwickshire Moor for both humans and wildlife have praised the Tamworth Co-operative Society for supporting their efforts over the past two years.
The Friends of Warwickshire Moor have been handed a cheque for £850 from the Tamworth Co-operative Society’s Community Dividend Fund. Secretary Pam Clarke said the support the group has received from the Society has proved invaluable.
The general manager of Tamworth Co-op 's funeral division says the recent 'Dying Matters Awareness Week' served as a timely reminder for people of all ages to plan their own funerals.
Amanda Woodward, who heads up a 35-strong funeral team, believes 90 per cent of local people die without having discussed, never mind planned, their final goodbye.