Local Co-op On The Hunt For Dagenham Fundraisers

A co-op food store in Dagenham is on the look-out for local charities or community groups that may be in need of some extra fundraising.

The branch on Wood Lane, Dagenham is owned by an independent co-op society called Chelmsford Star, based in Essex, and it has been set up to specifically support local groups in our area. It is on the hunt for sports teams, PTAs, church groups, schools and nurseries, or any group in Dagenham who may benefit from some extra funds through its Community Card initiative.

Local School Opens New Look Co-op

Pupils from Castledon School in Wickford, along with their mascot cockerpoo Finn, have re-opened their local convenience store on Nevendon Road, following a ribbon cutting ceremony.

The Chelmsford Star Co-op store shut its doors on Saturday 28th January for a major refurbishment, having asked local co-op members and shoppers for their feedback.

Local Co-op Provides Free Support

Local Co-operative Society, Chelmsford Star welcomed dozens of charities and community groups into its quadrant department store (Chelmsford) on 7th February for a free evening of networking and presentations from expert speakers.   

Guests, which included the Mayor of Chelmsford Councillor Patricia Hughes, filled the restaurant to hear four expert speakers discuss topics aimed to assist the groups in their day to day running. They included; social media tips, making the most of local radio, getting your group in the paper and available grants for local groups.

Free Evening Of Community Support

Community award-winners, Chelmsford Star Co-op, are holding a free evening to support local groups and charities in raising themselves more money and awareness.

The ‘Grow Your Group!’ evening, at Chelmsford Quadrant on 7th February at 6pm, is being supported by the Mayor of Chelmsford, Councillor Patricia Hughes, and dozens of groups – from school PTAs to animal sanctuaries – have already pre-registered to join her.

Come and join us for our 'Can we get engaged?' evening

Thursday 9th March 2017

6pm - 8pm

Braintree Quadrant

What we’ll talk about:

The passion that drives us...
Chelmsford Star Co-op’s plans for the future

What we get up to locally...
Our community involvement in Braintree

How to spend more time with us...
Joining our members councils & committees

All over an evening of cheese and wine


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Chelmsford Star Receives Christmas Food Boost

The Society has reported an impressive boost to their food business over the Christmas period.

We announced a growth of 9.46% to our food sales in the three weeks to 31st December 2016, as shoppers grabbed last-minute Christmas and New Year bargains from their 40 convenience stores in Essex.

On a ‘like for like’ basis sales increased by 6.04% in the 3 weeks, driven by improved availability of items on shelves and investment in stores during the year.

The Ultimate in Contemporary Softness

We’re excited to announce two new additions to our G Plan range, which arrived in store yesterday! Perfect for contemporary, laid-back easy living, G Plan introduces Tess and Pip featuring G Plan SnugSit. The ultimate in contemporary softness.

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We are currently seeking applications for our next Charity of the Year...

Since 2006, we have supported a different local charity each year to be the focus for our fund raising. Over this time through a variety of initiatives and events, we have raised over £283,000 which has benefited the Essex Air Ambulance, Helen Rollason Heal Cancer, Little Havens Children’s Hospice, Macmillan Cancer Support,  Families InFocus(Essex), Canine Partners, Essex Dementia Care, The J's Hospice & MIND.

This year we are working with Kids Inspire.