Community & charity focus
We give employees one day a year for volunteering. Individuals are free to choose from a range of voluntary work.
The Brokerage Insight Day
The Brokerage links young people and business to increase social mobility. We hosted 20 students between 16-18 at the Peel Hunt HQ, offering employability training and a first-hand experience of life at Peel Hunt.
Blackfriars Settlement aims to create and provide community services and support for those who want to learn new skills or have fun and make friends. Peel Hunt volunteers cook and serve food for the 'Positive Ageing' community at Blackfriars.
HandsOn London seeks to inspire and empower people to be the change they want to see. Holland Park is the Royal Borough’s largest park with 22.5 hectares of gardens, and much work still needs to be done to ensure that everyone can enjoy nature and local wildlife is well supported. Peel Hunt volunteers help to clear the Dry Garden removing weeds, nettles, bindweed and thistle, in order to create a tranquil corner of the park given over to the Friends of Holland Park to develop.
Muswell Hill Soup Kitchen
The soup kitchen started in February 1994 in response to several people asking for food following the worship services. They are open five nights a week, Sunday through to Thursday. Doors open 7.45pm-8.30pm. They normally serve a two course meal to between 30-40 people each night, a total of 8,000 meals a year.
Ronald McDonald House
The charity provide free ‘home away from home’ accommodation at specialist children's hospitals across the UK, enabling families to stay close to their child and maintain a degree of normal family life. A couple of times a year volunteers cook a meal for the families so they can heat it up when they get back from the hospital.
Royal Parks care for each of London's Royal Parks. Peel Hunt volunteers work at Kensington Gardens for the day to help maintain one of London’s fabulous central parks.
Spitalfields City Farm
Spitalfields City Farm is the nearest city farm to the Square Mile, giving people the opportunity to become members of their community and manage natural ecosystems for the benefit of local wildlife. Peel Hunt volunteers and family helped clear pathways in order to make the farm more wheelchair friendly.
The Felix Project
Felix Project is a UK charitable organization that saves surplus food from suppliers and redistributes it to charities. It has the dual aim to help reduce food surplus. Peel Hunt volunteers spent the day preparing ingredients, portion serving into containers, packing, stacking and getting them ready for delivery. The food used in the kitchen would go to landfill, but instead is redistributed to over 950 charities, primary schools and community organisations across London.
London Wetland Centre, Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust
WWT London Wetland Centre is a wetland reserve managed by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust in the Barnes. WWT is the UK’s leading wetland conservation charity, who are working to create a world where healthy wetland nature thrives and enriches lives. The team repaired and repainted the balustrades to two of the bridges in the Wetland Centre. Peel Hunt volunteers carry out tremendous work helping WWT to manage and maintain the reserve.
Our charity partners
We are very proud to support stem4, an award winning teenage mental health charity based in London. The charity works to enhance early understanding and identification of mental illness as well as a focus on boosting mental wellbeing and resilience and to signpost towards prompt action and intervention to enhance positive outcomes. Our aim is to make a difference through our corporate fundraising activities and the volunteer spirit of our employees.
Next Meal uses GPS technology in smartphones to direct the homeless and people in need to centres providing food, help and support. It enables vulnerable people to find the local support they need. Next Meal’s simple technology is increasingly used by health professionals, the police and local government to direct homeless people to the services they need as well as offering the general public an alternative to giving food or money.
Employees get involved in a number of fundraising activities every year. Most recently we hosted a Tour de Peel Hunt event in the office that involved a number of people from across the firm competing in 3 teams across a whole day. We also had a team of 12 employees cycling from London to Paris.