Bligh’s Meadow has a proud history of community engagement, supporting local charities and organisations, by developing campaigns, creating events and raising awareness amongst our local customers.
Over the years Bligh’s has proudly supported Demelza Children’s Hospice, a local hospice that supports families who have children with a serious or terminal condition, with various campaigns and fundraising initiatives, including the annual Pumpkin Hunt and this year’s One Great Day event. The charity helps young people with complex needs get the most from life, achieve ambitions, do new things and support their families to manage and thrive and Bligh’s are delighted to continue their partnership.
Sevenoaks in Bloom
Bligh’s proudly support Sevenoaks Town Council’s entry – Sevenoaks in Bloom, in the South and South-East Bloom competition. Sevenoaks in Bloom is about caring for the environment, protecting wildlife, and encouraging the community to come together in caring for our town. Starting in the Spring and throughout the Summer Bligh’s installs floral hanging baskets across the Centre to add even more greenery to the Centre, helping attract wildlife, while creating a stunning environment for the people of Sevenoaks to live, work and enjoy.
In 2021 Sevenoaks Town Centre won the Gold award and will be entering the National competition in 2022.
How our retailers give back
Between the Lines
Between the Lines stock Queen’s Award winners St Eval
The first ever Queen’s Award for candle manufacturing went to St Eval, representing the highest accolade for business success and sustainable practices. The honour is only given for commercially successful products, services and management that benefit the environment, society and economy.
“As we have grown over the years, we have always strived to put sustainability at the heart of all we do. I am immensely proud of the team here at St Eval in the way that the whole team have worked so hard at building a not only successful, but also an ethical and sustainable business which continues to go from strength to strength.”
COOK are in business to nourish people’s relationships with food and each other. They think of this Nourishing Relationships in four pillars:
Between business and society – This includes investing 3,000 hours collectively in supporting or inspiring other organisations through volunteering time and expertise and maintaining 100% renewable electricity in all COOK shops and kitchens.
With COOK’s people and their work – From keeping the difference in pay between the highest and lowest paid people at COOK within 15x, paying the Living Wage and sharing 5% of profits annually. The company also values the importance of offering jobs to people needing help into work following prison, homelessness or other challenges through their RAW Talent Programme. Since launching the programme in 2014 they have recruited over 100 people through the scheme and learned a huge amount along the way.
With Food & Where It Comes From – COOK now source 100% of their chicken from UK higher welfare farms, they have introduced more sustainable alternatives to their plastic food trays, and have halved food waste from their central kitchen and warehouse.
With their customers and their communities – COOK support the local community in a variety of ways from supporting 1,500 community events, 1,500 people who need a helping hand in the kitchen with their Care card and have provided over 2.7 million free meals to school children in Malawi through their partnership with One Feeds Two.
ONE FEEDS TWO
With your help COOK have already provided over 2.7 million school meals through One Feeds Two.