As part of Make It Matter Day (1st June), Marks & Spencer has committed to support M&S colleagues in delivering one million hours of community volunteering by 2025, to help make a difference to the projects and initiatives that really matter in the communities it serves.
M&S will kick start the volunteering in Brighton during National Volunteers Week (1st-10th June) at The Clock Tower Sanctuary by redecorating and refreshing the premises of the day centre, creating an environment that is clean, bright and encourages homeless young people aged 16-25 to make positive, lasting change.
Nationwide, employees in every M&S store will join their colleagues in Brighton by helping to transform local projects that make a real difference. In total, over 50,000 colleagues will support more than 500 community projects across the breath of the UK. Make it Matter is part of the recently launched M&S campaign ‘#SpendItWell’, which is about inspiring people to make every moment special by focusing on the experiences, people and things that really matter in life.
Gary Fitzharris Store Manager of M&S Brighton: “We’re really excited to be coming together to support The Clock Tower Sanctuary. Volunteering can make a profound difference to the communities in which we live, work and play – we believe that lots of the small actions from lots of people, can collectively have a huge impact. We can’t wait to get started”
The Clock Tower Sanctuary is the only drop-in service providing all-round information, advise and support to homeless young people (ages 16-25) in Brighton & Hove.