Last week, colleagues from across the UK and Ireland took part in Hammerson’s 10th community day, volunteering a combined total of 2,400 hours to support local charities and community organisations.
Hammerson’s annual Community Day, held on 8 June in the UK and Ireland, saw colleagues from across the business take part in various volunteering initiatives. This year, there were 21 different activities to choose from across a range of locations, with the majority closely tied to Hammerson’s regional portfolio of shopping destinations, enabling colleagues to make a real impact on the communities in which the business has a presence.
This year, activities included:
- Decorating a women’s refuge in Barnet, North London
- Revitalising a camping ground for a scouts group in Croydon, South London
- Assisting a homeless charity in Dublin, Ireland
- Enhancing a local park in Glasgow, Scotland, and;
- Helping with the general maintenance and clean-up of Didcot Railway.
Community Day aligns closely with Hammerson’s ambition to becoming Net Positive for socio-economic impacts by 2030.
David Atkins, Chief Executive at Hammerson, said, “Community Day was established to allow the entire business to spend a day giving something back, and the initiative has gone from strength to strength. The enthusiasm from staff is hugely encouraging and we continue to get great feedback from the charities and causes we partner. Volunteering our time, skills and knowledge is a powerful way to do something positive, helping us to improve our environments and strengthen our communities as we work towards our ambition of being Net Positive for socio-economic impacts by 2030.”