At Clearwell we strongly believe in giving back to the community and that is why we work closely with a number of local and national charities which offer invaluable services to people and the environment.
We support our chosen charities throughout the year in range of ways, from bake sales and dress up days to events and plastic bag sales.
We frequently update our blog with information on upcoming fundraising events and how our customers can get involved as well.
Our Chosen Charities
Gardening For Disabled Trust
In line with Clearwell's 'Green for 2019' initiative we started charging 5p for our single use plastic bags on 1st June 2019. With an estimated 22,000 bags used each year, we set out to cut this amount in half. Since introducing this charge however, we have cut our plastic bag usage by approximately 83% and all proceeds from the bag sales are being donated to the Gardening for Disabled Trust. The trust, based in Tunbridge Wells, provide grants for garden adaptations to allow those with a disability the chance to get back out into their gardens.
Bone Cancer ResearchTrust
Since 2016, Clearwell have been collecting used postage stamps for donation to the Bone Cancer Research Trust. These stamps are then repackaged and sold in batches to stamp collectors across the world. While the use of postage stamps is in decline we are still able to regularly donate thousands of stamps as word spreads that Clearwell showrooms collect them for charity.
Due to the nature of our business we come in to contact frequently with customers living with dementia. It was decided in 2018 that all Showroom Managers and Senior Managers undertake training to become Dementia Friends. This means that our showroom teams are trained in speaking and dealing with customers who have many forms of dementia and helping them have a pleasant experience in our showrooms.