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Kingdom colleagues collecting for homeless

23379838_342977279463148_1490682783883546032_nLast year, Kingdom placed advent calendars around their National Support Centre at Newton-le-Willows and gave each of their colleagues who work there a number so that they could open the calendars and get a chocolate.

This year, Kingdom has decided to go with an alternative “reverse advent calendar” approach, and has been encouraging colleagues to donate rather than receive an item, which Kingdom will collect and send to a local homeless appeal.

The appeal is for a charity called Teardrops Supporting the Homeless, a non-profitable organisation that was set up in March 2016 in a deprived area of nearby St Helens, Merseyside. The charity supports the homeless in St Helens, Halton and other surrounding urban areas in the North West of England, providing opportunities for individuals to reach their full potential after first meeting their basic needs. The charity was founded as there was no overall provision for homeless people in St Helens, only limited piecemeal services.

Teardrops works in partnership with a number of agencies, including St Helens Council, Merseyside Police, 5 Borough Partnership, Drug and Misuse Service (Addaction), local councillors and the local MP Marie Rimmer. They support people living in hostels, refuges, rough sleeping, those who rely on their friends to put them up for a night, and people who are vulnerable. To find out more about the work they do, please visit their website http://teardrops.org.uk/

Over the month of December, Kingdom has set up a collection point in the HR department for any items that colleagues would like to donate. The initiative has been completely optional, but colleagues have been encouraged to donate even just a tin out of the cupboard for people less fortunate than ourselves. This has included:

  • Tinned Food
  • Toiletries
  • Gift Sets
  • Toys
  • Selection Boxes
  • Gloves
  • Hats
  • Scarves

… and anything else that would benefit other people.

Kingdom believes that it is crucial to their core business success to act responsibly as a business, with the highest social, environmental and ethical standards. They want to achieve financial success, but also want to create value for their stakeholders - from shareholders to customers, colleagues to business partners, and society as a whole.

Corporate responsibility informs everything they do, and is deeply embedded in their core company values. These values influence their approach to work and guide the way they treat their colleagues, their customers and grow their business.

For more information about Kingdom and all their services, please visit www.kingdom.co.uk or call 0845 051 7702.


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