Co-operative Food to fund 100 community Christmas parties in new contest


The Co-operative Food says it is getting into the festive spirit with a £10,000 party fund to give community groups and neighbourhoods across the UK the chance to win one of 100 Christmas parties.

Local groups looking to organise festive fun in their village hall, community centre or nursing home can win a party pack full of party essentials for up to 50 people, containing crackers, paper plates, paper cups, balloons, napkins and tablecloths, along with £100 worth of Co-operative vouchers to spend on food for the party.

With 100 Christmas party packs up for grabs, the UK’s favourite community retailer said it is looking to find the UK’s most community-spirited parties. The competition runs until 20 November 2012 inclusive. People can enter by visiting and saying why their neighbourhood or community deserves a Christmas party.

The Co-operative said it is gearing up for the festive period with a wide range of great-value party food, perfect for celebrating with friends and family.

As well as offering a range of frozen party food products from just £1 each, shoppers can take advantage of a money-saving three for two offer across a broad range of chilled party food lines, including many of The Co-operative’s premium own-brand premium party food products, the retailer said.

Helen Nunn, head of marketing at The Co-operative Food, said: “Christmas is a time when people come together to celebrate and, with a store in every UK postal area, we’re here for families and communities at this special time of year, and want to lend a helping hand to those looking to keep the community spirit alive over the festive period by organising a party for their local community group or neighbourhood.

“Our Jubilee street party competition was a huge hit in the summer, really tapping into people’s sense of community, which is something we’re keen to encourage.”For more information, to enter the competition and for full terms and conditions, including judging criteria, please visit