House of Fraser Launches ‘The House of Fraser Foundation’

23 March 2017
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All sites across House of Fraser’s operations, including stores and distribution centres, have committed to support their local Action for Children service through a combination of fundraising, volunteering and raising awareness. Furthermore, House of Fraser will be donating all profits from the sale of carrier bags to the cause. To date, staff have raised over £62,000 since the Foundation’s inception in September 2016 with the aim to reach a target of over £500,000 by the foundations anniversary. Activities taking place in 2017 include the annual House of Fraser charity golf day and gala dinner, which is held annually in July.

80% of the population live within 10 miles of an Action for Children project where services provided range from supporting disabled children and young people to adoption and fostering and much more.

This March, House of Fraser Chairman, Frank Slevin will participate in the CEO Sleepout, and will be spending a night sleeping out in London’s Paternoster Square, to raise funds and highlight the vital work Action for Children are doing around homelessness.

Frank Slevin, Chairman of House of Fraser commented: "The launch of the House of Fraser Foundation is an amazing opportunity to make a real difference to the communities in which we operate, live and work and is an intrinsic part of our Vision and Values, a pioneering step forward for the business".

Nick Jones, Managing Director of Fundraising, Communications and Policy at Action for Children, said: "We are incredibly proud of our partnership with House of Fraser Foundation and our opportunity to work directly with their colleagues and customers in local communities. Action for Children helps disadvantaged children across the UK, through practical services and programmes that are proven to work. In partnership

with House of Fraser Foundation, we will make a lasting difference to the lives of children who need our help the most in communities across the UK."

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About House of Fraser UK:

House of Fraser is a department store group with 59 enviable locations across the UK and Ireland. As one of the best-known names on the high street, House of Fraser has presented customers with an unrivalled nationwide department store for over 165 years. In December 2016, House of Fraser opened its first international store in Nanjing, China. The Group, in the UK and Ireland, has annual sales of £1.3bn and employs over 6,000 House of Fraser employees and 11,500 concession staff through over 4 million sqft of selling space. Customers can shop at House of Fraser from http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk.

House of Fraser (UK & Ireland) Limited (formerly Highland Group Holdings Limited) is the parent company of the House of Fraser business in the UK and Ireland. It is 89% owned by House of Fraser Group Limited, which is also the parent company of House of Fraser’s operations in China (the remaining 11% interest in House of Fraser (UK & Ireland) Limited is owned by West Coast Capital (HOF CO) Limited). Nanjing Cenbest, a listed company in China is the Group’s ultimate parent company, following the acquisition on 2 September 2014.

About Action for Children:

How Action for Children works: from before they are born until they are into their twenties, we help disadvantaged children across the UK. We help them through fostering or adoption – and by intervening early to stop neglect and abuse. We make life better for disabled children. We influence policy and advocate for change. Our 7,000 staff and volunteers operate over 600 services, improving the lives of 390,000 children, teenagers, parents and carers every year. We succeed by doing what’s right, doing what’s needed, and doing what

CONTACTS

For further information please contact: –


Gayle Griffith, Senior PR Manager gaylegriffith@hof.co.uk / 0207 003 4649


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