The Co-op and The Cornerstone

Co-op membership

We are raising funds for a new group that we are starting called 'Moving To Freedom', based on the '12 Step' principles. Through the '12 steps' programme we hope to help people find a spiritual path that will lead them to a more fulfilling life. The '12 Steps' help people find perspective about their worries and anxieties and enable them to develop a greater trust in their chosen spiritual path. They also provide a method for facing the mistakes of the past and trying to put them right so people can find greater peace in their lives.

We hope that participants, having done the course, will consider joining other groups specific to their needs and we will do our best to signpost them. However, we also recognise that groups develop their own identity so we will consider how members of the group can continue to support each other here at The Cornerstone and how we as facilitators can provide one-to-one help.

Through offering the course on a continuous cycle, we hope to build a reputation at The Cornerstone for providing structured support and a proven method for people struggling with a variety of issues.

Apart from a variety of '12 Steps' resources we will also be using 'Breathing Under Water', a spiritual reflection on the '12 Steps' by well-known writer Richard Rohr.

To help us fund this work, we'll be relying on Co-op members. When a member buys selected products or services from the Co-op they earn a five per cent reward for themselves, with a further one per cent for local causes like ours. That includes not just the Co-op grocery shops but also services such as the Co-op Funeral Director!

Co-op members can choose a cause by going online www.coop.co.uk/membership We really hope that people will visit the website and choose to support us. If you're not a member and would like to support us, you can join at your local store or online (above). To join costs just £1.

Please also ask friends and family members who shop at the Co-op to choose The Cornerstone as their charity even if they live in a completely different part of the country - you can select The Cornerstone from anywhere in the UK !

We would really appreciate your support with this cause.

Thank you for being part of The Cornerstone Community.