At the centre Latest news Co-op members raise £7907.62 for Centre As you may have seen in the news, Co-op Members have raised an amazing £19 million for over 4,000 causes across the UK. This is a fantastic achievement by Co-op members, who have shopped with Co-op and chosen to support local causes with their 1% since last November. Dorothy Parkes Centre We’re also delighted to tell you that The Dorothy Parkes Centre has received a total of £7,907.62 from the Local Community Fund towards promoting social inclusion and improved wellbeing for the local community in Smethwick via groups and activities. Robert Bruce, Chief Executive Officer at Dorothy Parkes Centre said "This is brilliant news and we can't thank the Co-op and their members enough for their support. We have been kept informed of the running total throughout the year and it has gone over and above our expectations! The funding will help us in continuing to provide social groups for all of the local community as we try and help combat social isolation in the area."