Just recently our colleagues from across all our family of businesses participated in a unique UK wide campaign Co-operatives Make the World Smile aimed at raising money for local charities as well as making our members smile in the process! The action days provided a fantastic platform for colleagues to demonstrate how being a co-operative makes us special. The action days proved to be a great opportunity to raise the profile of why ‘Co-operatives make the world smile’, and with over 100,000 colleagues on board, they helped share our smile far and wide.
Meanwhile our Smile Campervan Tour has also been spreading smiles up and down the country at events and stores, encouraging people to share their happy moments online with regular competitions and prizes for all. Follow our Campervan Tour @thesmiletour on Twitter and Facebook for the latest updates on locations and a chance to win great prizes! You can also catch The Co-operative team Smiling with Pride at a massive 16 LGBT pride events this year’. From Glasgow to Cardiff and Nottinghamshire to Brighton, hundreds of Co-operative members and employees will be proudly flying the pride flag all over the UK this summer. So if you see us parading through the streets of your community, be sure to give us a smile, you'll get lots back. To find out more email respectLGBT@co-operative.coop Last but not least, our culmination event Co-operatives United is less than 100 days away, so be sure to book your place and come along to Manchester for a great family event and look out for our Premiere of The Rochdale Pioneers being screened on 1 November.
To find out what else we are doing to celebrate the International Year, visit www.co-operative.coop/2012