Each charity year runs from March to March.
Our employees have chosen Dementia UK as Charity of the Year.
Following a number of presentations from across the company, our employees voted to chose Dementia UK as Charity of the Year, for 2021-22, as it resonates closely with many of us here at Industrials REIT.
Our first big charity fundraiser was a 50/50 Challenge, where each of the employees were put into teams of two for the month of June where they raised money for their chosen challenges as a pair. Other fundraising events so far have included employees taking part in the JLL Triathlon and cake baking. The money we raise will go towards helping to fund dementia specialist Admiral Nurses.
We contributed to raise £21,000 in total for Brain Tumour Research. Despite the pandemic having a huge impact on life, we got our thinking caps on to consider different ways we could raise money.
Events included Clocktober to celebrate our 75th industrial estate. We encouraged each employee to cover 75 miles by running, walking, or cycling during October. And in February, we joined the charity in their 10,000 Steps a Day challenge. The money we raised will sponsor the equivalent of seven days of vital research at one of the charity’s UK Centres of Excellence, covering scientists' salaries as well as research materials and consumables used each day.
We raised a fantastic £27,000 for our chosen charity Demelza Hospice Care for Children.