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Co-op Fortnight: Help us #UnwrapCoops
Help #UnwrapCoops this Co-op Fortnight

It's Co-op Fortnight – from Monday 20 June to 3 July! This year we are celebrating the many different, inspiring ways that being part of a co‑op make to peoples lives.

Every co-op is different. We've had some incredible responses to our call to send in messages at www.unwrap.coop. Help us to #UnwrapCoops this Co-op Fortnight – spread the message far and wide! 

Scroll for lots of ways to get involved:

  1. Share the inspiring messages sent in below via the #UnwrapCoops website – www.unwrap.coop (you can still submit your own!)
  2. Share your own messages – simply using the #UnwrapCoops hashtag. Use the #UnwrapCoops graphics – or use your own a photo, video or gif from your own co-op! Don't forget to tag @CooperativesUK so we can share them! Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn

1. Share the inspiring #UnwrapCoops messages

We've had so many incredible messages and turned them into beautiful works of art – thanks to Blake House Productions and Calverts.

Under each message, you can find the link to download the social media graphics as well as animated gifs which you can share! See all social media graphics | See all gifs

  • “Co-operation”

“Co-operation is more effective and more enjoyable than competition” – Graham, Platform 6. What difference does being part of a co-op make to your life? Post using #UnwrapCoops or share other inspiring messages from www.uk.coop/fortnight

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  • “Every day is different here…”

“Every day is different here and variety is the pre-packed organic spice of life!” Anna, Essential Trading. What difference does being part of a co-op make to your life? Post using #UnwrapCoops or share other inspiring messages from www.uk.coop/fortnight

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  • “I feel a sense of belonging”

“I feel a sense of belonging being a member of an organisation that cares about its people and communities, by supporting socio-economic goals.” Juliet Mulholland, #CoopNMC. What difference does being part of a co-op make to your life? Post using #UnwrapCoops or share other inspiring messages from www.uk.coop/fortnight

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  • “A working life worth living”

Being part of a co-op us “a working life worth living” – Siôn, Calverts. What difference does being part of a co-op make to your life? Post using #UnwrapCoops or share other inspiring messages from www.uk.coop/fortnight

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  • ​​​​​​“Because everyone has something to give and we all need each other”

“Because everyone has something to give and we all need each other” – Andy Maybury. What difference does being part of a co-op make to your life? Post using #UnwrapCoops or share other inspiring messages from www.uk.coop/fortnight

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  • “Together we can and do make great things happen”

“I'm in a Co-op because the work we do makes me proud. It's owned by members so it's fairer for everyone, and together we can and do make great things happen 💙” Elsa Parker, #CoopNMC. What difference does being part of a co-op make to your life? Post using #UnwrapCoops or share other inspiring messages from www.uk.coop/fortnight

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  • “We don’t like…”

“We don’t like flashy and we don’t do fanfares – we just want to keep it real.” Irena, Co-operatives UK. Sometimes co-operation starts when we DON’T like something…so our shared dislikes can be a call to action to create an alternative that we DO like 😊 What difference does being part of a co-op make to your life? Post using #UnwrapCoops or share other inspiring messages from www.uk.coop/fortnight

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  • “All members having a say in how it is run”

“I am in a Co-op because I love the Co-op business model - owned by its members, profits shared by its members, all members having a say in how it is run through its democracy.” Sarah Newens, Co-op Group #CoopNMC. What difference does being part of a co-op make to your life? Post using #UnwrapCoops or share other inspiring messages from www.uk.coop/fortnight

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  • “It's member owned and an international alternative business model”

“I'm in a co-op because it's member owned and an international alternative business model. It benefits the community, serving member needs, offers employment and campaigns.” Louise, #CoopNMC. What difference does being part of a co-op make to your life? Post using #UnwrapCoops or share other inspiring messages from www.uk.coop/fortnight

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  • “An informal network is emerging”

“Work I did with The Phone Co-op supported the formation of Telecoop in France, and two more phone co-ops in Europe. A kind of informal network is emerging.” Vivien Woodell. What difference does being part of a co-op make to your life? www.uk.coop/fortnight #UnwrapCoops

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Co-op Fortnight 2022 social media graphics

Content by Co-op Fortnight

Download and share artwork created from messages collected via www.unwrap.coop as part of Co‑op Fortnight.

Co-op Fortnight: Help us #UnwrapCoops
"Co-operation is more effective and more enjoyable than competition" social media graphic – square and landscape graphics
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Co-op Fortnight: Help us #UnwrapCoops
"Every day is different here" social media graphic – square
Co-op Fortnight: Help us #UnwrapCoops
“I feel a sense of belonging” social media graphic – landscape
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Co-op Fortnight: Help us #UnwrapCoops
"A working life worth living" social media graphic – square and landscape
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Co-op Fortnight: Help us #UnwrapCoops
"Because everyone has something to give" social media graphics – square and landscape
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“Together we can and do make great things happen” social graphic – landscape
“Together we can and do make great things happen” social media graphic – landscape
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Co-op Fortnight: Help us #UnwrapCoops
“All members having a say in how it is run” social media graphic – landscape
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“It's member owned and an international alternative business model” social graphics – landscape
“It's member owned and an international alternative business model” social graphic – landscape
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Co-op Fortnight: Help us #UnwrapCoops
“An informal network is emerging” social media graphics – square and landscape
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2. Share your own messages

Share your own messages – simply using the #UnwrapCoops hashtag. Use the #UnwrapCoops graphics – or use your own a photo, video or gif from your own co-op! Don't forget to tag @CooperativesUK's Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn so we can share them!

See below or our Co-op Fortnight 2022 resources page to access:

  • Press release tips and template to help you choose the best member stories to engage your local press
  • A social media guide for creating the best content for your campaign

Videos, photos, quotes, audio clips... there are LOTS of ways you can contribute to Co-op Fortnight this year!

Our resources below include a campaign pack, press release tips and a template to engage your local media. Whether it be videos, photos, quotes, audio clips, or anything else, there are loads of ways you can mark Co-op Fortnight this year!

  • Encourage engagement by creating interactive content like open questions and asking what your co-op means to your members

  • Celebrate your members by telling their stories about how life changed when they joined a co-op

  • Encourage user-generated content from your members including photo-sharing, quotes, and co-op advice. Then re-share the content your audience will love most

Use the #UnwrapCoops and #WhyCoops hashtags and tag @CooperativesUK and we'll share your amazing content throughout the fortnight!

What difference has a co-op made in your life?

Co-op Fortnight resources 2022

Content by Co-op Fortnight

Raise awareness of co‑ops by being part of our annual Co‑op Fortnight campaign, taking place this year from Monday 20 June to Sunday 3 July 2022.

Co-op Fortnight: Help us #UnwrapCoops
Co-op Fortnight 2022 – campaign pack
Co-op Fortnight: Help us #UnwrapCoops
#UnwrapCoops social media graphic – landscape
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Co-op Fortnight: Help us #UnwrapCoops
#UnwrapCoops social media graphic – square
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Co-op Fortnight: Help us #UnwrapCoops
Co-op Fortnight 2022 – press release tips and template (pdf)
Co-op Fortnight: Help us #UnwrapCoops
Co-op Fortnight 2022 – social media tips (pdf)
Co-op Fortnight – #WhyCoops poster
"Why co-ops?" posted – A4, various colour options
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Co-op Fortnight – #WhyCoops poster
"Why co-ops?" posted – A3, various colour options
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