If there’s one thing this time has taught us more than ever it’s that we’re better when we’re together. With wilko stores being right in the heart of our local communities, we’re getting stuck in however, and whenever, we’re able to.
Plus, we’ve teamed up with Well Pharmacy and Alzheimer’s Society to volunteer some of our time. We’re encouraging all our team members to volunteer, whether it’s in work time or their personal time to either help deliver prescriptions to those who can’t get out or keep in touch with lonely and vulnerable people on the phone.
We’re doing our best to support local communities in as many little ways as possible.
A delivery of essentials in Swansea
Swansea store has donated over £2100 of toiletries, cleaning and food essentials to the Pobl group, who are working on a housing project that will provide 20 new local sheltered accommodations for homeless and vulnerable people.
With so many kids now having their lessons at home, we want to help make it easier in whatever little ways we can.
A colourful donation for Lancaster kids
Lancaster store has donated £1950 of stock towards a project organised by Lancaster university, which works with local organisations to support school children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Donations included 500 packs of crayons, 250 packs of colouring pencils, 250 felt tips pens and 1000 packs of wilko colour pencils.
Up and down the country, keyworkers are doing all they can to keep the nation going, and we’re doing everything we can to show our appreciation
An essential donation to The Russell Hall NHS Trust, Dudley
Dudley store donated over £1450 of toiletries to The Russell Hall NHS Trust in Dudley for staff who can’t go home right now or are working on isolated wards.
161,776 eggcellent Easter egg donations
We teamed up with our supply chain partners to donate and deliver as many Easter Eggs as we could, including over 92,000 nationally to the NHS.
In this difficult time, let’s not forget the charities still fighting for great causes whilst struggling with funding. Any little way you can help, will help. Our partnered charities in our Together for Families programme are particularly close to our heart – please donate if you can.
To donate, just click on our Virgin Money Giving