WESFARMERS SUSTAINABILITY REPORT 2017

Bunnings UK and Ireland community support

Bunnings UK and Ireland is committed to supporting the communities in which it operates by contributing to local, regional and national causes, charities and organisations throughout the UK and Ireland. 

Bunnings

Since February 2017, Bunnings stores helped raise and contribute more than $51,000 (£30,500) and participated in and supported over 35 community activities. A number of local community organisations such as schools, hospices, emergency services and youth groups were supported through activities, including fundraising sausage sizzles, hands-on projects, local fundraising initiatives and product contributions.

Homebase

Since March 2015, Homebase stores have supported Macmillan Cancer Support and the Irish Cancer Society. During the year, Homebase helped raise and contribute more than $414,000 (£245,000) to Macmillan Cancer Support and the Irish Cancer Society, helping to fund more than 8,000 nursing hours in communities across those countries. Funds were raised through team member-led activities, as well as volunteers fundraising in-store. Support for Macmillan Cancer Support and the Irish Cancer Society will continue in the next financial year with the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

Bunnings UK and Ireland also commenced support for Prostate Cancer UK through a two-week fundraising campaign. Activities included cake sales, customer competitions, awareness tables and team member step count challenges, which helped raise and contribute more than $39,000 (£23,500) in June 2017.

Team members also continued to support local community and not for profit groups such as schools, care homes, hospices, Scouts and Girl Guides through hands-on projects, as well as product donations and awareness tables.

Homebase continued to support Greenfingers a charity that builds therapeutic and recreational outdoor spaces for children’s hospices across the UK, through the sale of single use carrier bags. During the year, more than $65,000 (£38,500) was raised for Greenfingers.