Living in a little leafy village has many benefits. Being near a shop isn’t one of them! We are lucky to have a local Coop in the village that we end up visiting most days. Sometimes just for stocking up in-between the weekly shop with milk, bread and fruit. Other times for drinks and ice cream on the way back from the country park. For picnic food on the way for a day out, or a bottle of wine on A Friday night after a long week. Sometimes like the other morning a quick dash for warm, freshly baked croissants and pan au chocolates for a Birthday breakfast. With the shop being in a little community I now recognise and chat to the staff who always make us feel welcome. Even when the toddler decides she will have a tantrum whilst I’m trying to pay!
In August I was invited for an afternoon to see behind the scenes of the filming session and meet the local cause MK Snap to see how Co-op Members’ 1% community reward is helping make great things happen in my community.
Visiting MK Snap what struck me was the community vibe. It was such friendly and welcoming place and they are really keen to involve the local community.It was lovely to see somewhere that has benefited from the members 1%.
MK Snap offers professional support to learners with a range of learning difficulties and challenges. Learners who come to MK Snap feel like part of a big family. They make new friends, and are well supported by their dedicated team of staff. With more than 20 years’ experience of working with disabled people in the local community, they aim to be able to improve independence, quality of life, sense of purpose and confidence. To increase the learners ability to contribute to society and reduce dependence on society support structures.
If you regularly shop at a Coop store its definitely worth signing up to be a memeber for you own benefit and for your local community. Then don’t forget to choose who to support with your 1%? If you haven’t decided, you can log online here to see the options in your local area.