We strive to engage with the communities in which we operate in practical, tangible ways.
DFS has a number of charity partnerships that reflect our commitment to helping make real improvements to the quality of life of millions of people.
DFS has teamed up with The British Heart Foundation to raise funds for the charity while offering customers a way to recycle their old sofas. This project began in 2012 and has since raised more than £10 million. A similar partnership is in place with the Irish Red Cross to extend this facility to our customers in the Republic of Ireland.
We have also continued our support for BBC Children in Need for a third year, raising £750,000 through a variety of activities including offering customers a chance to win their entire order for free by entering a monthly competition.
DFS continues to be a Gold Partner of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, supporting young people to develop new skills for work and life and contribute to their communities. This includes our DFS apprentices completing the Duke of Edinburgh gold award as part of their training. Again, a similar arrangement is in place in the Republic of Ireland where DFS is a gold partner of Gaisce – The President’s Award.
In addition to major national charities above, DFS supports a number of charities and initiatives based locally to our operations, particularly those promoting opportunities for young people.