SouthGate has heart
At SouthGate we proudly support many charities throughout the year.
One way we do this is through our Giving Box, which offers our customers the opportunity to make a contactless donation of £3 to our four chosen charities. Our 2023/24 charities will be announced at the end of May.
It's important to us that we provide a safe and welcoming environment for our customers, and we have taken steps to become a Dementia Friendly space. Our staff are fully trained to understand dementia and how it affects people who suffer from it. We have partnered with The Alzheimer’s Society on the Dementia Friends programme, an initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia.
We are celebrating 12 years in partnership with National Literacy Trust in 2023 - encouraging children to read outside the classroom.
In 2022, more than 250 local school children participated in storytelling sessions organised by SouthGate Bath, aimed at helping them falling in love with reading. Since the programme launched at Bath, it has supported more than 2,100 school children and seen over 6,400 books donated across the city.