Overview

From our shops to our Nevada sports books and 16 offices in nine countries across four continents, our 16,000 people are part of very diverse local communities, which means we at William Hill have an amazing opportunity to benefit the lives of, potentially, thousands of people. Find out more

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One William Hill
International Community Day
14:48 PM
Manila, Philippines

22 March 2016
23:00 - 23:59 gmt

23:59 PM

A recap of our Close to Home inaugural International Community Day, which took place on 22 March 2016.

23:10 PM
London, UK

"It's been a simply phenomenal and inspiring 24 Hours of community activity on our first ever International Community Day. Over 200 colleagues have given up their time to organise and run the projects worldwide. I could not be more proud of what has been achieved by our colleagues for their local communities."

Bill South, Director of Community Affairs

23:05 PM
London, UK

We cannot thank our colleagues enough. They have achieved so much for their communities today. We are immensely proud of you all. (2/2)

23:00 PM
London, UK

24 Hours, over 200 colleagues taking part in 7 different countries. The curtain finally falls on our first ever #whcommunityday (1/2)

22:00 - 22:59 gmt

22:50 PM
Nevada

International Community Day: Nevada

22:49 PM
Nevada, US
22:05 PM
Nevada, US

21:00 - 21:59 gmt

21:55 PM
Nevada, US
21:50 PM
Nevada, US

Ladies from Compliance and Accounting are packing over 300 bags of sweet potatoes/yams for the local food bank.

21:40 PM
Nevada, US
21:30 PM
Nevada, US

Ladies of Compliance putting together 300 bags of sweet potatoes @threesquareLV @WHCloseToHome #closetohome https://t.co/kfYRfakqEg

21:02 PM
Nevada, US

Thank you @WilliamHillUS team for your day of service! https://t.co/wIGyAXBNid

20:00 - 20:59 gmt

20:45 PM
Nevada, US

Feeling so proud of the work the @WilliamHillUS team put in to help the @BGCSNV! check out the before and after... https://t.co/X1XsuD3DV8

20:12 PM
Las Vegas, Nevada, US
20:10 PM
Nevada, US

Breaking a sweat! William Hill supporting the community! @WHCloseToHome #closetohome #givingback https://t.co/VqUqDgLBKG

20:05 PM
Nevada, US

19:00 - 19:59 gmt

19:52 PM
Nevada, US
19:40 PM
Nevada, US
19:20 PM
Nevada, US
19:15 PM
Nevada, US
19:10 PM
Nevada, US

The Nevada team volunteering at the Nevada Boys and Girls Club. They organised a storage area that is filled with donations and sorted through over 1000 books, hundred of toys, backpacks, and clothes.

18:00 - 18:59 gmt

18:27 PM
Nevada, US

Proud of all my WH colleagues around the world #givingback to their communities today through the @WHCloseToHome initiative. #closetohome

17:00 - 17:59 gmt

17:52 PM
London, UK

Thank you to all the amazing teams for their hard work & creativity today on the @depaulboxco challenge! @WHCloseToHome #boxoff

17:30 PM
Sofia, Bulgaria

The Close to HOME project was one of the most engaging initiatives we have had in Sofia recently. The volunteers enjoyed the sunny afternoon at the Children HOME in Doganovo in the company of the kids and did a great job. We all felt happy, fulfilled and left the place with a smile. The result is a replanted and colourful garden with spring flowers and a freshly painted bedroom for the children which will hopefully make them feel happier.

16:00 - 16:59 gmt

16:59 PM
Nevada, US

Colleagues in Nevada will also be organising storage space at the local ‘Boys and Girls Club', an organisation that offers children a place to go after school when they would otherwise go without adult care and supervision.

16:50 PM
Nevada, US

The baton is about to be passed on to our colleagues in Nevada, US!  One team will be spending the day assisting at a local foodbank, helping to pack lunches and offering meal assistance to those who visit the foodbank.

16:45 PM
London, UK

It's been a mega @WHCloseToHome #whcommunityday - what better time to share 2 fave pics #CSR #charity #community https://t.co/Wk8DCLA2xR

16:35 PM
London, UK

Teams have been raising awareness and funds to support the amazing work that @DepaulUK do to tackle homelessness. #whcommunityday (2/2)

16:33 PM
London, UK

The @depaulboxco challenge is coming to a close for our 6 teams across the UK Phenomenal effort by all our colleagues who took part (1/2)

16:20 PM
Las Vegas, Nevada, US

Excited to be taking part in @WHCloseToHome 24 HR Community Challenge helping out the Boys & Girls Club today! #closetohome #givingback

16:12 PM
Leeds

International Community Day: Leeds

16:00 PM
Tel Aviv, Israel

Colleague in Tel Aviv reflects on their #whcommunity efforts

16:00 PM
London

International Community Day: London

16:00 PM
Tel Aviv

International Community Day: Tel Aviv

15:00 - 15:59 gmt

15:52 PM
Doganovo, Bulgaria

A recap of the day’s events from our Sofia colleagues in Doganovo, Bulgaria

15:50 PM
Tel Aviv, Israel

One of our colleagues in Tel Aviv explains their #whcommunityday project

15:48 PM
London, UK

@WHCloseToHome Getting other Not for Profits involved. Off the Scales the place for great fashion :) #boxoff https://t.co/djxQ7GONqu

15:48 PM
London, UK

@WHCloseToHome even the bank and the enemy (Betfred) are getting involved! #boxoff https://t.co/Evlp3qFYqA

15:46 PM
15:45 PM
Tel Aviv, Israel
15:43 PM
Tel Aviv, Israel

Williamhill in Arazim! @WHCloseToHome WHCloseToHome https://t.co/YVIwYxBE94

15:28 PM
Tel Aviv, Israel
15:27 PM
Tel Aviv, Israel
15:23 PM
Birmingham, UK

Well done @JohnJohnl90 & DePaul Group. Supporting homeless people across the globe with volunteers to give them shelter #boxoff #birmingham

15:21 PM
Bristol, UK

@DepaulUK @WHCloseToHome #teambristol #boxoff Bristol rovers supporters helping to raise awareness https://t.co/PUvbOZLiwR

15:19 PM
London, UK

Greenside team completed the task at hand, well done everyone! See all the action here https://t.co/anHl37KMkZ https://t.co/4YiII7zKgj

15:15 PM
Doganova, Bulgaria

Hello from Bulgaria!  We're almost done painting the room.

15:14 PM
Tower Hamlets, London, UK

Flyers in several shops today after getting them interested in @depaulboxco #boxoff #closetohome @WHCloseToHome https://t.co/jybHakCyOd

15:14 PM
Tel Aviv, Israel

Setting up the pins

15:08 PM
Sofia, Bulgaria

International Community Day: Sofia

15:06 PM
Doganovo, Bulgaria

Our Sofia colleagues provide an overview of today's activities at the children's orphanage in Doganovo 

15:05 PM
Manila

International Community Day: Manila

15:02 PM
Manila, Philippines
15:01 PM
Manila, Philippines
15:01 PM
Manila, Philippines

14:00 - 14:59 gmt

14:50 PM
London, UK

They've found their inspiration. Back to work on the #boxoff #closetohome challenge for Depaul UK https://t.co/sPPiJRrTWo

14:48 PM
Manila, Philippines
14:48 PM
Manila, Philippines
14:48 PM
Manila, Philippines
14:48 PM
Manila, Philippines
14:48 PM
Manila, Philippines
14:48 PM
Manila, Philippines
14:47 PM
London, UK
14:43 PM
Wood Green, London

A recap of the day's activities at Wood Green in London.

14:37 PM
Tel Aviv, Israel
14:30 PM
Gibraltar

International Community Day: Gibraltar

14:27 PM
Tel Aviv, Israel
14:27 PM
Tel Aviv, Israel
14:27 PM
Swansea, UK

#boxoff @WHCloseToHome @DepaulUK getting the word out in Swansea about this great cause https://t.co/xEs76K8OFD

14:24 PM
Gibraltar

Gemma gives us a recap on the day in Gibraltar

14:22 PM
Tel Aviv, Israel
14:15 PM
Bristol, UK
14:12 PM
Bristol, UK
14:08 PM
Bristol, UK
14:02 PM
Aberdeen, Scotland
14:00 PM
Manila, Philippines

A really exciting and fun football activity we had this morning with the kids, efforts are paid off. #whcommunityday https://t.co/zVxqwfhLD3

13:00 - 13:59 gmt

13:58 PM
Tower Hamlets, London, UK
13:54 PM
London, UK
13:50 PM
Tel Aviv, Israel
13:48 PM
Tel Aviv, Israel
13:47 PM
Tel Aviv, Israel
13:33 PM
Tel Aviv, Israel

Oh just one more!

13:32 PM
Tel Aviv, Israel

Selfie time!

13:31 PM
Leeds, UK

We're drowning in eggs in the Leeds office #whclosetohome #closetohome https://t.co/ShjuCKGaD6

13:20 PM
Swansea, UK
13:15 PM
Manila, Philippines

The heat of the sun did not stop us from helping one of the communities here in Manila. #closetohome #footballclinic https://t.co/zYj0IgEZ5C

13:14 PM
Tel Aviv, Israel

Activities just getting started!

13:08 PM
Tel Aviv, Israel
13:03 PM

12:00 - 12:59 gmt

12:59 PM
Doganova, Bulgaria

Carnations ready to go into the new flower beds at the orphanage.

12:51 PM
London, UK

International Community Day: London - Interview

12:50 PM
Tel Aviv, Israel

The Purim party has started!

12:46 PM
Swansea, UK
12:42 PM
Doganova, Bulgaria
12:39 PM
Tel Aviv, Israel

International Community Day: Tel Aviv - Interview

12:38 PM
Tel Aviv, Israel

Our Tel Aviv colleagues get into the spirit!

12:37 PM
Tel Aviv, Israel

Tel Aviv are ready to party!

12:30 PM
Tel Aviv, Israel

The party is about to start

12:17 PM
Tower Hamlets, London, UK
12:15 PM
Doganova, Bulgaria
12:08 PM
Tower Hamlets, London, UK

Where better to go for the @depaulboxco #boxoff then Box park? Thinking in the box! @WHCloseToHome https://t.co/8LZJK0cdcE

12:07 PM
Islington, London, UK
12:05 PM
Gibraltar

International Community Day: Gibraltar Behind The Scenes

12:04 PM
Gibraltar

Waiting patiently ;-)

12:02 PM
Gibraltar

No time for lunch! Our Gibraltar colleagues are hard at work at the Animals in Need shelter

11:00 - 11:59 gmt

11:49 AM
Wood Green, London, UK

Karen *really* getting into sanding town the garden furniture at Sylvia Lawla care home in Haringey #closetohome https://t.co/F8zWDblR2C

11:42 AM
Aberdeen, UK

Photo with Aberdeen FC legend Joe Harper. Club record goalscorer https://t.co/Zduxti5dj4

11:36 AM
Bristol, UK
11:34 AM
Bristol, UK
11:28 AM
London, UK
11:24 AM
Tower Hamlets, London, UK

Plans are coming together speaking to several local business for the #boxoff #closetohome @WHCloseToHome @DepaulUK

11:21 AM
Wood Green, London, UK

Lynda from accounts is busy potting new plants for the garden for Sylvia Lawla care home #closetohome https://t.co/FLv814WxuM

11:20 AM
Wood Green, London, UK

Jill from the London office volunteering to repaint the garden furniture at Sylvia Lawla care home #closetohome https://t.co/Q4F89dYeRl

11:18 AM
Gibraltar

The Gibraltar team get stuck in, and the dogs have a lot to say too!

11:17 AM
Wood Green, London, UK

London colleagues are getting their hands dirty tidying up the garden for local Sylvia Lawla care home #closetohome https://t.co/dtYWQnZMwJ

11:14 AM
Wood Green, London, UK

Work getting underway in Haringey as part of the UK #closetohome community project https://t.co/9Wd897lqH7

11:10 AM
Birmingham, UK
11:08 AM
Swansea, UK

10:00 - 10:59 gmt

10:55 AM
Swansea, UK
10:53 AM
Wood Green, London

Greenside house community project is well underway! @WilliamHillPLC @WHCloseToHome https://t.co/jF1LZ0ZLgH

10:52 AM
Bristol, UK
10:51 AM
Aberdeen, UK
10:50 AM
Pasay City, Philippines

William Hill Manila supporting the community. Football clinic with the kids. @WHCloseToHome #CloseToHome https://t.co/weFfXKd4CX

10:46 AM
Leeds, UK

Interview with Nicola Furlong and the Leeds team

10:45 AM
Bristol, UK
10:43 AM
Sydney, Australia

International Community Day: Sydney

10:42 AM
Sydney, Australia

Interview with Tara

10:40 AM
Sydney, Australia

Interview with Kevin

10:31 AM
Sydney, Australia

Interview with Mel

10:24 AM
Sydney, Australia

Interview with Kev

10:17 AM
Birmingham, UK

@DepaulUK William Hill Birmingham all set to go!! #boxoff #closetohome https://t.co/ONnVprKbUn

10:16 AM
Tel Aviv, Israel

Mobile team getting ready for community service today! @WHCloseToHome #closetohome https://t.co/j25P5RmN1r

10:02 AM
Southwark, London, UK

@WHCloseToHome @DepaulUK Marc getting on social media to push the #boxoff challenge for Team Southwark #closetohome https://t.co/7CfkkVl27g

10:01 AM
Pasay City, Philippines

William Hill Manila supporting the community. Football clinic with the kids. @WHCloseToHome #CloseToHome https://t.co/weFfXKd4CX

10:01 AM
Tower Hamlets, London, UK

Tower hamlets team ready for the @DepaulUK box challenge. @WHCloseToHome #closetohome #boxoff https://t.co/cCNTznkMSR

10:00 AM
Manila, Philippines

International Community Day: Manila - Project overview

09:00 - 09:59 gmt

09:54 AM
Gibraltar

The Gib team arrive at 'Animals in Need' Animal Shelter.

09:53 AM
Gibraltar

A group of colleagues in Gibraltar have set off to spend the day clearing out a local animal shelter, for charity Animals in Need.

09:49 AM
UK

Squaaaad!  One of our 6 UK teams primed and ready for the DePaul Box challenge!!

09:40 AM
UK

Sorting the "war plan" :-)

09:37 AM

Colleagues in Tel Aviv are getting ready to host a ‘Purim party’ with different activities, costumes and prizes for the kids from ‘Arazim’ a residential treatment centre for at-risk teenagers and young people. Fun day ahead!

09:36 AM
Leeds, UK

Today, our team in Leeds are busy arranging a collection around our St John’s office aiming to donate as many Easter Eggs as they can for the Leeds Children’s Charity, a charity working with underprivileged children.

09:32 AM
UK

Wishing teams the best of luck for the @depaulboxco challenge today, from @DepaulUK

09:30 AM
UK

We have 6 UK groups (in Tower Hamlets, Southwark, Bristol, Swansea, Aberdeen & Birmingham) taking on the Depaul Box Challenge today - a selling challenge to raise funds and awareness about Depaul UK, a charity tackling homelessness. 

09:24 AM
Tel Aviv, Israel

@whclosetohome WH TLV is excited & making final preps! Int'l Community Day. Big happy kids' party today for the kids at Arazim! #closetohome

09:14 AM
Sydney, Australia

The Australia team look on as another member of the #whcommunityday team takes on their office Putt putt challenge, raising funds for their mental health partner charity.

09:11 AM
Wood Green, London, UK

Colleagues from our head office in Wood Green will be out soon tidying the garden area for Sylvia Lawla, which provides sheltered accommodation for vulnerable and elderly people in the local area.

09:04 AM
Sofia, Bulgaria

Our group in Sofia are getting ready to head off to do some refurbishing work for ‘Home for Children’ in Doganovo, a village situated close to Sofia.

08:00 - 08:59 gmt

08:54 AM
Manila, Philippines

A well earned rest.

08:43 AM
Manila, Philippines

Sorting out the teams

08:27 AM
Manila, Philippines
08:14 AM
Manila, Philippines
08:10 AM
Manila, Philippines
08:01 AM
Manila, Philippines

Interview discussing FairPlay for All and our Manila team's day.

08:00 AM
Sydney, Australia

International Community Day: Australia - Golf Showcase

07:00 - 07:59 gmt

07:59 AM
Manila, Philippines

Did someone just score a goal!

07:50 AM
Manila, Philippines

Interview with Craig

07:32 AM
Manila, Philippines

Nice save!

07:17 AM
Manila, Philippines
07:14 AM
Sydney, Australia

Had a great day celebrating the first @WHCloseToHome day. Raising awareness, having fun & pulling together over $1000 (£540) Well done all

07:07 AM
Manila, Philippines

Interview with Tessa

07:01 AM
Manila, Philippines

Introductions all round

06:00 - 06:59 gmt

06:26 AM
Sydney, Australia

And the Putt Putt winners are:

Brenton McSweyn (Middle) 1st
Peter Tselepi (Right) 3rd
Kevin Murphy (left) 2nd

06:22 AM
Manila, Philippines

Our colleagues in Manila are now getting ready to hold a football clinic for 50 kids from the Fairplay for All Foundation and students from Taguig City University.

06:05 AM
Sydney, Australia

The @WillHillAus podium. Putting champs for #closetohome Mental Health Awareness Day @WHCloseToHome 

05:00 - 05:59 gmt

05:39 AM
Sydney, Australia

Is this the winning putt? #closetohome Mental Health Awareness fundraiser @WHCloseToHome 

05:20 AM
Sydney

Putt Putt Competition is flying!!! @WHCloseToHome #whclosetohome #Australia #Sydney 

04:00 - 04:59 gmt

04:52 AM
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

@WHCloseToHome fundraisings never been more fun! Together raising funds & awareness for mental health #closetohome https://t.co/V8bNqnUDN9

04:44 AM
Sydney, Australia

Behind the scenes of the Putt match at the William Hill Australia office, raising money for a mental health charity. 

04:41 AM
Sydney, Australia

Behind the scenes at the William Hill Australia office. 

04:38 AM
Sydney, Australia

Highlights from today's Putt games at the William Hill Australia office. 

04:35 AM
Sydney, Australia

Behind the scenes at the William Hill Australia office.

03:00 - 03:59 gmt

03:52 AM
Australia

#closetohome fund raising for Mental Health Awareness - it's heating up in Australia @WHCloseToHome https://t.co/sR9JhnBjMj

03:18 AM
Sydney

Does Jimmy know how many eggs are hidden in the jar? @WHCloseToHome #whclosetohome #Sydney https://t.co/KHPFlWrfCt

01:00 - 01:59 gmt

01:37 AM

@MarksmanWaugh @WHCloseToHome always good to lose to the CEO Dane! Remember that!

01:36 AM
Australia

Hour & half until #closetohome putt comp kicks off. Lunch time warm ups taking place. If it helps your golf game... https://t.co/io4V0t9MAB

01:28 AM
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

BALL! 1 of the prizes 4 our fundraising 4 mental health awareness partner 4 todays #closetohome day @WHCloseToHome https://t.co/IHgUNHksV0

01:17 AM
Australia

Putt donations coming in thick and fast. @tomwaterhouse requested to putt for a donator @WHCloseToHome #closetohome https://t.co/FImDmLGXKZ

01:07 AM
Australia

Thx for your support Gus - Mental Health Awareness Charity Day at William Hill Australia @WHCloseToHome #closetohome https://t.co/xFZQuipNux

00:00 - 00:59 gmt

00:59 AM
Sydney
00:43 AM
Sydney

The William hill Australia office getting their daily coffee fix, @whclosetohome twitter handle in the background

00:15 AM
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

We're fund raising for our Mental Health Awareness charity today for the first international #closetohome day. Mmmm https://t.co/jJ33gFWK5n

00:12 AM
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

@whclosetohome We're off!!! William Hill Australia kick off the #closetohome community day. #1williamhill #1internationalcommunity

22:00 - 22:59 gmt

22:58 PM
Sydney

Can't wait for Putt Putt later!!! Who's going to be the Putt Putt Champion? @whclosetohome #closetohome 

21:00 - 21:59 gmt

21:35 PM
Sydney, Australia

Our colleagues in Sydney are preparing to kick-start their recent partnership with a mental health charity with a few fundraising events today, so watch this space!

19:00 - 19:59 gmt

19:20 PM

Our first community project in Sydney goes live in just a few hours! 

12:00 - 12:59 gmt

12:00 PM
William Hill

William Hill: Close to Home

Here, you can follow our real-time updates for our inaugural Close To Home International Community Day.