Employee fundraising

At Alliance Boots we firmly believe in the importance and value of helping good causes. This conviction is consistent with our identity and who we are as an organisation. Our people are strongly encouraged to support and raise money for local and national charities. Whenever they give up their time and make the effort to raise funds we try and support their generosity as much as we can.

Group of Alliance Boots volunteers wearing Leonard Cheshire T-shirts

“Leonard Cheshire Disability”

Within our Pharmaceutical Wholesale Division, we have had a long association with “Leonard Cheshire Disability” in the UK. In January 2008, we launched “Give it Up for Charity”, a month-long fundraising initiative that encouraged employees to raise sponsorship money by keeping up their New Year’s resolutions, such as giving up smoking or unhealthy foods.

Supporting generosity

Within the Group, we have a long history of championing charitable activities. For example, across the UK, we have made it easier for our employees to give generously by running payroll giving schemes which provide a simple, tax-efficient way of making donations on a regular basis. To further promote these schemes, we recently ran a campaign encouraging employees to take advantage of the opportunity. to donate to charities of their choice. The Boots “Make The Difference” initiative is another great way to boost the funds raised by our employees whereby employees planning to raise money for charity can apply for matched funding from our UK Health & Beauty business, up to a maximum of £500. During 2007/08 we made contributions of over £100,000 via this scheme.

“Our people are strongly encouraged to support and raise money for local and national charities”