Big-hearted staff donate more than £75,000 to UK charities

February 21, 2020

Generous staff at Office Depot Europe in the UK and Ireland have donated a massive £75,328 to a range of charities after a year of fundraising.

Hundreds of staff at the workplace solutions business - which has bases in Leicester, Milton Keynes, Manchester, Dartford and Dublin - baked, donated wages, dressed up, dressed down, sold hampers and ate cakes to amass a grand total of £18,850 for the company’s chosen charity Alzheimer’s Society UK.

In addition, staff raised £1,478 and donated surplus stock worth £55,000 to various charities and disadvantaged communities around the globe.

Fundraising is a key part of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) approach.

Robert Baldrey, Country Manager for the UK and Ireland, said: “We are proud to be able to donate much-needed funds to worthwhile causes.

“Fundraising is one of several things we do as a business to support people and places and as we develop a new approach to CSR, we will look to do even more in future.”

Cash was raised in a variety of ways, from Christmas jumpers and cake sales to collection boxes and everything in between.

Find out more about CSR at Office Depot Europe here.