Each depot, manufacturing site, distribution and support centre fulfils an important role in the life of the area it serves. So as a locally driven business it is our policy to encourage staff at each of our sites to support and engage with local community activities. Cash and stock donations, together with employee fund raising initiatives, support a broad cross section of local causes including: schools, colleges, sports clubs, care homes, hospices, scouts/guides, youth groups, village halls and many other community activities.
In line with the growth of our business we have significantly increased our support for corporate projects and the capacity for each cost centre to support local good causes. This year our staff were responsible for 3,166 donations to local good causes amounting to £1.459m across the Group.
Just over ten years ago we formed a corporate/charity partnership with Leonard Cheshire Disability (LCD). To celebrate our 10 year partnership we have produced a commemorative timeline that profiles our work together over the years.
More detail about our charitable activities can be found on our Truly Local Timeline.