Seasalt Volunteering: 2019 so far

A round up of what we've been up to so far in 2019

In 2018 we introduced Seasalt Volunteering, one year on we are putting in more hours and helping more communities than ever before.

“Giving back to the community is extremely important to a business like ours. At this scale, with over 1000 employees up and down the country, we have the opportunity to give back to every community we touch.” Paul Hayes, CEO Seasalt

So far this year we’re proud to have notched up over 450 hours and supported 24 different charities and we’re only halfway through the year.

From May this year our store teams joined the charge, meaning that every employee is now involved. They have embraced volunteering wholeheartedly and have got stuck in helping an amazing 17 different charities already in just 2 months!

Across the company we have supported all sorts of activities including conservation, community and regeneration projects, creative respite workshops, animal welfare, litter picking and serving food to the homeless. We’re more than happy to get our hands dirty and will take on all sorts no matter how big or small!

Here is what a few of our wonderful volunteers and the admirable charities we have helped have to say about their experiences of Seasalt Volunteering:

“It was great to be able to take time away from my normal duties to volunteer with colleagues and help at a local branch of the Salvation Army. Getting involved was a humbling and fulfilling experience – not to mention enormous fun!” Lucy Morgan, Seasalt

“Volunteers are a vital part of our day centre to help and support the work we do. There was no funding available or people with expertise to do this [renovate the day room] so when Seasalt offered to help this was a huge support to us. The volunteers were kind and caring and worked in a respectful way. They interacted with everyone and we really enjoyed their company. A huge thank you to everyone and to Seasalt for helping us.” Lucy Downing, Age UK Falmouth

“Now that Seasalt is one of the biggest employers in the county, I feel we have a responsibility to help our local community – volunteering with Seasalt is an easy way for everyone to get involved and give something back to the people and places around us. Volunteering reduces stress, brings a sense of belonging, gets you out of the office, builds team moral, all whilst representing Seasalt positively in the community.” Sara Bassett, Seasalt

We’re so proud of what all of the teams have achieved so far, and this is just the beginning… we’re looking forward to telling you more at the end of the year.

If you would like to read more about Volunteering or Seasalt Giving please visit our sustainability page.

How you can help us give back

For every pair of single socks we sell, 20p is donated to charity.  The money we raise goes to a variety of causes and projects throughout the year.*

*The 20p donation applies to both full price and sale styles, but excludes our multipacks of socks, House Socks, Fair Isle Socks, Welly Socks & tights.

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