We are proud to have supported two UK charity partners for 2019-2020: Alzheimer’s Research UK and Combat Stress.
Our teams from across the business threw themselves into many fundraising activities – from staging a huge online auction to running a virtual marathon.
Combat Stress is a charity that helps former servicemen and women handle mental health challenges. We’ve raised £25,580 for them, enough to fund more than 400 video call therapy sessions with a dedicated therapist giving veterans the help they need.
The two-year partnership with Alzheimer’s Research UK has raised £60,793. Enough to fund more than 1,650 hours of ground-breaking research.
As we worked with Westminster City Council to safely reopen the West End following the first Covid-19 lockdown, we hired 25 long-term unemployed and homeless local residents as social distancing ambassadors. They topped up and maintained hand sanitising stations.
In total, the team used 624 litres of hand sanitiser and distributed more than 3,500 face masks.
We hosted 160 physical and virtual tours of our facilities and visits to schools. We connected with over 10,000 students, giving them an insight into a range of topics close to our heart, including the circular economy and ecological sustainability.
We hosted 128 visits, either physically or virtually, to our facilities for local residents to see what we do, engaging with thousands of people.
With Covid-19 restrictions in place, our team in Southwark held a Virtual Wonder Day, which took people on a video tour of the facilities.
The team also developed ‘meet the team’ videos which have been seen more than 111,000 times.
We offer 112,000 paid hours a year for our employees. Whether in operations or office-based roles – to volunteer for a cause or community project close to their heart.