Batley and Spen
As part of their support for the Jo Cox Foundation, the area will be arranging a collection for one of Jo's charities that she helped establish, Batley Foodbank. They will also spend a day volunteering at the charity.
Colleagues in the Blackpool area will be supporting Mereside M.A.F.I.A. by helping to clear land in front of the New Police Station in order to provide a Community Park and garden area.
The Birmingham team will be volunteering for SIFA Fireside, a homeless shelter, by helping to serve breakfast.
A group of volunteers from Canterbury will be helping out at the Canterbury branch of the Retired Greyhounds Trust with activities such as dog walking and grooming.
Colleagues in Glasgow are continuing their long standing relationship with Starter Packs, a local charity supporting homeless people who are moving into new accommodation. There will be a collection taking place across 107 shops and batches of volunteers will also be helping out at the charity during the week.
Liverpool & North Wales
Colleagues across the region will be hosting a series of fundraising activities for children’s charity KIND including a static bike marathon, a sponsored climb up the giant hill of Moel Famau, rounded off by a regional race night on the Friday.
Rochdale & Manchester
Teams across the areas of Rochdale and Manchester are arranging a donations collection during the Community Week for Crimson Wave, a charity that provides female personal hygiene products to homeless women.
Sunderland & South Shields
Teams across the area have been collecting food tin donations to donate to the foodbank at Hospitality and Hope, a local homeless shelter. They will be putting their own spin on ‘Donald Trump’s Mexican Wall theme’ by building a wall of donations to be transferred to the foodbank.
Other teams will also be preparing and serving food in the morning at Hospitality and Hope, conducting a ‘deep clean’ in the Hospitality and Hope kitchen rooms; and to round off the week, the team will also be supporting local charity Daisy Chain helping out in their superstore and farm on the Friday of Community Week.