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.
Rank has been supporting Carers Trust since 2014, and we’re pleased to say we will be doing so again in 2019/20.
Our employees are incredible ambassadors for Rank Cares and have raised a further ￡0.3m in the year bringing the total since the start of the partnership to ￡2.3m – a truly fantastic achievement. We have baked, cycled, run and walked all in the name of fundraising, as well as donating a total of 277 volunteer hours in 2018/19.
The money raised is made available to the charity’s grant-giving programme and has so far provided support to 11,000 carers.
Carers Trust works to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems.
It does this with a UK-wide network of quality assured independent partners and through the provision of grants to help carers get the extra help they need to live their own lives.
With locally based Network Partners they are able to support carers in their homes through the provision of replacement care, and in the community with information, advice, emotional support, hands-on practical help and access to much needed breaks.
It offers specialist services for carers of people of all ages and conditions and a range of individually tailored support and group activities.
To find out more about the work Carers Trust does visit its website at carers.org