Charities

Mind

DLG formed a partnership with Mind in England and their partner charity the Scottish Association for Mental Health with the ambition of raising £100,000 which has the potential to fund 13,000 people in a time of need via Mind’s national helpline.

In 2018 several colleagues supported our national charity by taking part in a retail challenge, where teams competed against each other to raise the most money for the MIND shop they worked in.

Brake and PACTS

We continue to engage with important partners in the road safety debate, including road safety charity Brake, the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (“PACTS”) and the Department for Transport.

We remain a committed partner to the road safety charity Brake, campaigning throughout the year to make our streets safer.

Working with politicians our partnership has raised the profile of local campaigns leading to meaningful change in constituencies throughout the UK. Highlights this year have included the introduction of 20 mph zones near schools, reducing the speed limit on a major A road and tackling speeding on rural roads through greater law enforcement.

We celebrated the successes at Brake’s annual parliamentary reception with hundreds of Brake supporters, volunteers and parliamentarians.

Sprintathon

422 colleagues took part in a Sprintathon this year, where they ran 100m sprints to cover the marathon distance of 26.2 miles. Our aim was to complete a marathon in the shortest possible time and more importantly, raise money for Stand Up To Cancer.

An astounding £60,000 was raised for Cancer Research UK, who carry out work that accelerates new cancer treatments and tests for UK patients, and across the world, to ultimately save more lives.

Colleagues pulled together to get involved in this great cause and it was an engaging and rewarding group experience where each individual effort, combined to fight cancer. This was a fun and collaborative way to really live our value of ‘Working Together’. The marathon was completed in under two hours and there's not many people in the world who can say that!