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Support our communities

 

Supporting the communities in which we operate both locally and nationally is in the DNA of our business and a powerful way to engage our colleagues behind a shared and meaningful purpose.

We do this in three key ways:
 

1. Supporting a corporate charity partner:

By working together we believe we can make a bigger impact, which is why as a business we support one corporate charity partner, chosen by our colleagues.

Mind-logo-designed-by-Glazer.jpgOur corporate charity partner for 2018-2020 is leading UK mental health charity, Mind. During our two year partnership we've set ourselves an ambitious target to raise £200,000 to support their Peer Support Service, which aims to empower people to use their own mental health experiences to help others either one-to one, online or in a group.

And we're making good progress! One year into the partnership and through a wide range of employee-led fundraising activities, a cross-company hike and our site-based donation stations where colleagues can donate clothing and homeware to be sold in Mind UK shops, we've already raised £137,000.
 

2. Supporting our industry charity:

GroceryAid-Gold-Sponsor-logo.pngGroceryAid is an industry charity set up to make life better for grocery people in need. Our ongoing support of their important work has seen us stage fundraising events and work to drive awareness and understanding of GroceryAid through our network of Charity Champions. In recognition of our support, in 2019 we’ve been awarded Gold level supporter status, up from Bronze!



3. Supporting community projects local to our sites:

Supporting local causes enables our colleagues to make a visible difference within their local community, and they embrace the opportunity to do so!

Local community projects our colleagues have chosen to support over the last year include St John's Hospice, Claire House Children’s Hospice, Clatterbridge Cancer Unit, Age Concern St Albans, Kingfisher Dementia Club, Riding for the Disabled Duchy Group and Okehampton Foodbank.