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Host donates to our 2018 Host Environmental Pledge charities!
Fresh from launching the Host Environmental Pledge: Part 2. We’re pleased to announce that through the hard work of our students and on-site teams throughout 2018/19, Host has today (Wednesday 11th December) donated £20,000 to our three nominated charities of the year! Student Minds, Just a Drop and LandAid will each receive a proportion of the £20,000 to support the amazing work that each charity does.
Commenting on the donation, John Ripley, National Operations Director for Host said, “We are delighted to be able to make this donation to our three nominated charities from 2018/19. Sustainability and raising awareness of our environmental impact is a priority for everyone within the Host team. To be able to reduce our effect on the environment while supporting three great charities, by simply engaging and encouraging our students to pledge to make a difference by making small changes such as turning off lights when leaving a room, unplugging chargers, or taking shorter showers has enabled us to make great savings on our energy usage while supporting these three great causes”.
What the charities had to say:
“We are incredibly grateful that Host chose to support Student Minds through their incredibly worthwhile Environmental Pledge campaign. This fantastic donation will enable us to empower more students and members of the university community to look after their own mental health, support those around them and create change. On behalf of the whole Student Minds team, thank you!” – Kate Mitchell – Fundraising Officer.
Just a Drop.
“The donation from Host has enabled Just a Drop to bring safe water to the students at Mwambui Secondary School in Kenya for the first ever time. It’s making a massive difference, the students are not only healthier, they’re positive and confident, attend school more often and are better able to focus on their lessons. The impact of the #HostEnvironmentalPledge is huge!” – Brendan Hanlon – Head of Fundraising and Communications.
“We are unbelievably thankful to Host for their fantastic Environmental Pledge campaign. The total raised is absolutely incredible and will make such a fantastic difference to the lives of vulnerable young people who are in need of help!” – Paul Morrish – CEO.
What is the Host Environmental Pledge?
At Host we want to become more ‘environmentally friendly’. The main aim of this particular campaign is to save energy. We want to encourage responsible behaviour and drive sustainability across our sites throughout the UK and Ireland.
Put simply, the more we reduce our overall energy consumption the more we can donate to charity. Find out more about this year’s pledge here.
You can learn more about the charitable work that Host, our employees and our students do with a number of local, national and global charities and community organisations here.
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