Doing the right thing by our members, our employees, and the communities in which we operate is something we are passionate about. We enable our Clubs to support charities and good causes that have meaning for our members and team members.
In the first six months of this year, more than 90% of our fundraising efforts have been aimed at local causes, from Birmingham Crisis Centre, a local charity providing a safe haven for victims of domestic abuse, to The Henry Allen Trust in Milton Keynes, which is a charity supporting children and their families battling childhood cancers, to Somebody Cares, a local retail charity in Aberdeen.
Highlights include David Lloyd Chigwell, raising an impressive £26,000 for Chabad Lubavitch, North East London and Essex Foodbank with members and team members taking part in a 12-hour Spinathon.
David Lloyd Newbury raised a massive £56,000 for New Life Babies, which provides neo-natal equipment to as many special care baby units as possible, improving the chances of a new baby surviving and thriving. The Club held a 24-hour sportathon and fun day.
David Lloyd Chorley, raised £13,000 for the local Derian House Childrens Hospice with members completing a sponsored bike ride from Buckingham Palace to Derian House.
National and international charities have also benefitted from our team members and members determination to help others. This includes MIND, Comic Relief, Miracles in Geneva and AECC in Spain, where Clubs ran a range of different events including a swim relay, charity fundraising ball, a half marathon walk, a skipping challenge and a bake sale.
In a bid to encourage children and young adults to take up tennis in the UK, we ran an initiative and collected 800 preloved tennis racquets for refurbishment then shared them with local community initiatives and schools.
Partnering with Children in Need
We are proud to be BBC Children in Need’s official Health and Wellbeing Partner this year, and are very excited to be their official partner for the Pudsey Bearpee Challenge to encourage younger people to move. The month-long Pudsey Bearpee Challenge runs until the charity’s Appeal Show on Friday 17th November and is being championed by the charity’s ambassador and former David Lloyd Clubs lifeguard Joe Wicks MBE, who is challenging the nation to do 1,000 ‘Bearpees’ over the course of a month.
More details about how you can get involved can be found on the BBC Children in Need website www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey.
Raising funds for the homeless
We're proud to be one of the founding contributors to Change Please, selling their award winning coffee in our clubs since February 2020. Every cup of Change Please coffee sold goes towards helping people who are experiencing homelessness, offering them a living wage job, housing, training and onwards employment opportunities. Find out more about our work with Change Please.