At Home Bargains we believe in supporting communities and our charitable partnerships are a big part of this. Donating over £3 million across a range of charities, here are some examples of the continued work we do to support causes that make a difference to our staff and customers.
The support of Home Bargains colleagues and customers has enabled the NSPCC to be here for children.
The NSPCC support children and families across the UK. They help children rebuild their lives through therapeutic services in their centres. Their Childline service ensures that whatever a young person is struggling with, there is always someone there to listen. In primary schools, they are empowering a generation of children to recognise abuse and speak out if something isn’t ok. When laws need to change, or governments need to do more, they won’t give up until things improve.
Alder Hey Children’s Charity raises vital funds to help make Alder Hey Children's Hospital a truly world-class, patient-friendly hospital for the 330,000 patients and families cared for there every year. The charity helps to fund a range of activities and projects that are designed to enhance and improve the lives of their amazing young patients.
Home Bargains have continued to support Alder Hey Children’s Charity through a variety of fundraising activities including an annual Christmas Card campaign, and employee fundraising. Supporting the charity during the build of the new hospital and the ongoing partnership helps towards several initiatives that create a truly magical experience for all patients and families that visit Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.
The mission of The Outward Bound Trust is to inspire young people to defy limitations, so they become strong, resilient, and curious: ready for the challenges of life.
The Outward Bound Trust develop the life skills of young people aged 9-24 through powerful outdoor adventures via in-school adventures and residential courses. Home Bargains’ donations have supported the growth of Outward Bound’s vital Bursary Scheme and helped the charity to redevelop its Ullswater Centre in the Lake District. Through HB’s support over the last five years, over 1,200 disadvantaged young people have benefited from the opportunity of a life-arming Outward Bound experience. It has also helped Outward Bound transform its most popular centre in the Northern Lakes, making it fit for purpose for many years to come so that more and more young people can benefit in the future.
The Merseyside Children’s Holiday Fund started in 1967 and Home Bargains’ contributions have helped to provide holidays for disadvantaged children from the Liverpool area at the Colomendy Camp at Loggerheads in North Wales. August is a long period for parents to keep their children occupied and the holiday can offer a unique experience for the children including many walks in the surrounding countryside, together with trips to the cinema, beach, local parks, and even a boat trip to Llandudno. Within the Camp itself there are outdoor and indoor games and activities. The holiday is overseen by about 20 unpaid volunteer staff of the Charity who help at the Camp each year and so funding support is vital to the organisation continuing its incredibly worthwhile work.
Speke Training & Education Centre (STEC) is a registered charity established in 1983 with the twin aims of advancing learning for adults and relieving poverty in south Liverpool. STEC has become more than just an adult learning centre and has created a comprehensive community anchor hub by making their building into a social enterprise. Twenty plus community-supporting charities and small micro businesses deliver services across six days a week from STEC creating opportunities and offering support to the local community.