Our venues are often cited as ‘community hubs’ – particularly our Mecca bingo venues. We challenge all of our teams to consider what they can contribute to the communities that they serve.
This takes the form of charitable fund-raising for local and national causes, the use of our venues for community events and participation in local business and community organisations, amongst other activities.
2016/17 saw Rank continue the Rank Cares programme with its charitable partner, Carers Trust. Rank employees managed to raise a fantastic £0.5m in the year ended 30 June 2017 and a total of £1.5m since the start of the partnership in February 2014.
The fundraising covers a wide range of activities from sponsored team challenges to employee payroll giving through the ‘Pennies From Heaven’ scheme.
The Rank Cares programme specifically supports carers through a grant-giving programme which has resulted in 6,624 carers receiving support since the start of the partnership.
Employees have also given up their own time to volunteer at local carers’ services across the UK. More than 2,000 volunteer hours were completed by Rank employees in the year ended 30 June 2017.
To find out more about the partnership and Carers Trust, please click here.
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