Being a good neighbour

We aim to play a key role in our local communities. Our colleagues are allocated time away from their day to day role, to fulfill an exciting community day every year. Whether you choose to support one of our charity partners, a local fundraiser or another worthy cause, our community days are a great opportunity to give back to the areas where we live.

We sponsor a programme called ‘Be the Change’ in Bexhill and Leicester which aims to raise the aspirations of local 13 - 14 year olds. The programme is designed to help remove barriers that may make students disengage from school and in life and provide them with life skills to help shape their future and give them the opportunity to make a difference to their education and career paths. Our colleagues volunteer as business mentors to help support the students with anecdotal and professional advice and guidance.

By giving grants to communities, donating throughout the year and taking part in local programmes, we play an active role in the areas where we work.

Our commitment to our colleagues

"When you join Hastings Direct, you’re joining an organisation where you can make a real difference – to our business, our customers and our local community."

Active in our communities and supporting great causes

Throughout the year our Colleagues make massive efforts to raise money for our charity partners, as well as contributing to the local communities we work in through a wide range of fundraising events and activities. In 2019 we provided support of over £50,000 for local charities and organisations and gave over 9,000 hours of practical or professional advice or support through our community days.

We're very proud of our colleagues' activity in the community. Scroll through the images to see us what they have been up to.

Team HD raised over £2,600 at the Hastings half marathon, including £1,400 for our charity partner.

Our Leicester colleagues were proud to support and attend the Enterprising Women Awards.

Our Leicester colleagues using their community day to support a local gardening initiative.

Charity golf day raises £4,000 for the Pink Ribbon Foundation.