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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.
An important Christian charity which reaches out to the most vulnerable people in the area has received cash from the Tamworth Co-op.
The Starfish Project was set up eight years ago as an initiative of Tamworth Covenanting Churches.
In addition to operating a café in the crypt of St Editha’s Church, the project runs drop-in centres at St Andrew’s Methodist Church in Leyfields, St Martin’s Church in Stonydelph and the Sacred Heart Church in Glascote Heath.
Tots at a pre-school established more than 40 years ago are in line for some exciting new play equipment, thanks to the Tamworth Co-operative Society.
The group has been awarded nearly £300 from the Tamworth Co-op’s Community Dividend Fund.
Tamworth Co-operative Society is reassuring its customers and members that it is a separate business to the beleaguered Co-op Bank which has been attracting negative headlines.
Chief Executive Julian Coles says the Tamworth Co-op is in good financial shape and should not be tarred with the same brush.
The Mayor of Tamworth, Cllr John Garner, has officially opened a new flagship support centre catering for the needs of disabled people in the heart of Tamworth.
The Mobility and Lifestyle store, which has been situated in the Tamworth Co-op department store for the past four years, now occupies a far bigger single level unit on the ground floor.