Fundraisers host a magical day for Dementia UK at a Derbyshire store

There was fun for all the family in Ripley before children headed back to school as Central England Co-op held a magical charity fun day.

Wednesday, 4th September 2019, 5:40 pm
Fundraisers at the Co-op in Ripley supporting dementia sufferers during a charity day.

The Society’s Ripley Supermarket hosted the free event which saw activities ranging from a “happy wacky magic show” to delicious food and drink tastings, as well as a range of stalls for local good causes.

The event raised money for Dementia UK.

Store colleagues were joined by Central England Co-op Funeralcare who were on hand to promote their services and offer advice and guidance. There were also free health checks on offer for the community.

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Nathan Burrows, Store Manager, said he and his colleagues were delighted to throw open their doors and offer a fun day for local families.

He said: “Here at Derby Road supermarket we are proud to be part of a fantastic community in Ripley and we were delighted to provide a bit of a late summer holiday treat.

“There was a real buzz in store and it was wonderful to see locals of all ages having a great time as we raised money for Dementia UK.”

Central England Co-operative has been supporting Dementia UK since 2017 and so far the Society has donated over £1 million to the charity.

The money has been used to help pay for the on-going staffing of the free Dementia Helpline (0800 888 6678).