It’s been a very difficult year for Adel store and the local community in Leeds. Last May, a colleague who works in the store Post Office tragically lost her daughter in the Manchester attack.
David Brook, store manager, his team and the community wanted to do something for their colleague and her family to remember her daughter in the local community.
“Our colleague gave us her blessing to create a memorial in front of the store so that the community could reflect and take time out. The money was raised by our community, our store, and many other Co-op stores across Leeds,” explains David.
“We finished the area, which includes a bench with her daughter’s name on, and some plants, in time for what would have been her 15th birthday.
“Our colleague and her family came down on that day with over 20 family and friends to celebrate her life and spend some time.
“I’m very proud of my team and so proud to manage a store in such a great community. I must also pass on my thanks to the wider Co-op team who’ve been amazing throughout. Everyone has truly shown what it is to be Co-op.”
Thank you for Being Co-op awards
There are also 10 other individual categories where you can nominate a colleague who always goes above and beyond and spreads Co-op magic wherever they go.
It’s easy to do and only takes five minutes. Remember to give us as many details as you can about the person or the team and how they live our Ways of Being Co-op.
You’ve got until midnight on Friday 2 March.