Our Community - Your Support
Co operatives work for the sustainable development of their communities through policies approved by their members. We recognise our dependence on the support of the local community .
Wooldale Co-operative Society has supported a number of organisations and events in recent years involving amonst others
- Kirkroyds Pre-school
- Wooldale Junior School
- New Mill and Thongsbridge Churches
- New Mill Gala
- Holmfirth High School
- Wooldale Community Centre
In 2009 after a few years of fundraising for The Forget Me Not Trust and with our pound for pound contribution a cheque for £10,000 was presented at a cheque giving ceremony in the 2009. Last Charity of the Year was Kirkwood Hospice and at our AGM in 2014 we presented a cheque for £2700 collected during the previous year. For 2016/16 our staff have chosen Yorkshire Air Ambulance as our Charity of the Year. Thanks to the generosity of our Members, customers, staff and suppliers we presented the first cheque for £1,500 to Yorkshire Air Ambulance on September 3rd, 2015.
The Society is trying to extend its links with local community organisations in order to provide support and involve new people in our activities.
In Spring 2010, The Holme Valley Gardening Network established allotments on the field we own behind the Wooldale Store. Contact Elaine on 07949414163 if you are interested.
There are potential plans to improve parking facilities on land adjacent to our Thongsbridge store donated by the Holmfirth High School and funded by Kirklees Highways in recognition of the dangerous conditions on this corner of Heys road.
We have supported the foundation of The Fair Traders Co-operative which is establishing a website and store in Holmfirth that will sell sustainable and locally produced food, gifts, arts and crafts. In time we hope this could become a major tourist attraction for the town and stimulate further innovative facilities for residents and tourists alike.
For further information on this project visit www.thefairtraderscooperative.co.uk.
We also try to support the wider co-operative movement through our membership of Co-operatives UK and participation in their events, and also encouraging links with other local co-operatives.
The co-operative approach lends itself to the current economic climate when vital local services are under threat and funding is hard to come by.
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We often advertise our competitions and employment oppurtunities on the Holmfirth Events website.