We are proud to have supported Home-Start UK as our “charity of the year” for the last two years and are pleased that our new charity partner from February 2019 is Macmillan Cancer Support. Collections are made in-store, specific fundraising events are organised both by individuals and business areas and the Group makes its own donations. Each store has a ‘Charity Champion’ and amounts raised by store are reported monthly, with the top three recognised in the Dunelm Gazette each quarter.
We also support colleagues who are raising money for charities of their choice, by matching the sums raised by a donation to our charity of the year. All colleagues are entitled to, and are encouraged to take, an extra day’s paid leave to undertake charitable activities, either individually or as a team.
We donate funds raised from English and Scottish carrier bag sales to our charity of the year, and from Welsh carrier bag sales to GroundWork, a charitable organisation which brings people and the environment together with practical local action to build stronger communities. They aim to create more green spaces, and get people back into work through creating green jobs.