The Clearcast team have enjoyed volunteering with several community projects, from serving breakfast at The Whitechapel Mission to tree planting for Think & Do Camden. The team also love getting creative and arranging themed fundraising events for staff and industry friends.
We’ve organised several fundraising events over the years. One Halloween we allied with our Social Committee team to create a spooky film night event. All funds went to The Trussell Trust, who run a network of food banks, supporting 13 million people living below the poverty line.
During the summers of 2018 and 2019, we hosted The Clearcast World Cup event. We called on teams from Channel 4, the ASA, ITV and Sky to battle it out on the pitch to win the golden trophy. Together, we raised £800 for Bloody Good Period, a charity helping women and people who menstruate to have access to the supplies they need.
In summer 2023, we took a break from the football pitch and invited teams from Channel 4 and ITV to compete in the inaugural Clearcast Rounders Charity match. We raised over £500 for NABS, the support organisation for the advertising and media industry. NABS offer professional and personal services including stress coaching, masterclasses on building resilience, as well as financial wellbeing resources.
Every Christmas we raise and donate money to a charity nominated by our staff. Alongside the annual Christmas Jumper challenge, we’ve arranged bake sales and Christmas quizzes – including the obligatory “Guess the Christmas ad” questions (of course)!
Tree planting and DIY
As part of our commitment improving sustainability in the local community, we’ve been working with Camden Think & Do on several programs including their Communi-Trees project. Clearcast volunteers donned their gardening gloves to help dig holes and prepare gardens across local housing estates for new trees to be planted that will help to improve biodiversity in the area.
Several Clearcast volunteers have also been helping Think & Do Camden with a conservation project in Camden, helping to convert an old primary school into a co-working space for climate and social action organisations. The charity is working with the team on site to develop the garden into a haven for biodiversity and to paint the interior of the building for future green focused meetings.
We’re acutely aware of current humanitarian crises and we’ve been involved in donation drives with UCL School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies during the crisis in the Ukraine. Collection boxes full of medical supplies, non-perishable foods, toiletries and other essentials have been sent over to the humanitarian centre in Lviv.
Stay tuned for more updates on our volunteering and fundraising activities on our socials and in the meantime, check out our CSR page to learn more about Clearcast for Better.