Supporting good causes

Committing to good causes

Our various volunteering programmes are a big part of working at Openreach. In fact, in the year ending 31 March 2017 more than 11,000 of our people took part in more than 21,000 different activities. It’s one of the ways we show our energy, passion and enthusiasm for contributing to the communities we work with. And we’re proud of our people’s commitment to making a difference.

We encourage all of our people to get involved in volunteering and fundraising. There are lots of opportunities so there’s something to suit everyone – from simply donating to a local food bank, to supporting a local hospice, or enrolling as a special constable or school governor. 

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We work closely with SSAFA, the UK’s oldest national tri-service a national military charity. Since 1885 they’ve provided lifelong support to our armed Forces and their families. Every year they help more than 65,000 people across the UK, ensuring that their needs are met in a timely and appropriate way. Like us, SSAFA plays a key role in connecting communities. Our people support SSAFA in various ways, from volunteering their time to organising fundraising events. By the end of 2017, we’ll have raised over £100,000 for SSAFA since our partnership began back in 2015.

Every year around 20,000 servicemen and women leave the services and return to civilian life. We’re proud to say that we’ve recruited over 2,000 of them since 2010.

How our people are supporting good causes

Our people generously support a wide variety of charities in many different ways.

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Engineer Paul volunteers for NSARDA, the National Search and Rescue Dogs Association, who help find missing persons

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63-year-old Peter is preparing to brave the extreme weather of the Southern Ocean and the North Pacific to raise money for charity

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£20,000 raised for Cancer Research in the three months

Making a difference

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Making a difference

How we’re helping people to find long term employment.

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