we're doing our bit
Find out below about the Sustainability and Community efforts here at Lakeside
Charity Partnership 2023
Lakeside is pleased to announce a new charity partnership with lifeboat organisation RNLI for 2023.
This new partnership with the Burnham on Crouch branch is to honour Lakeside colleague Ryan Webb who passed away at the end of 2022 and was a avid supporter of the organisation.
The RNLI is a search and rescue charity, reliant on the support of the public to continue its lifesaving work. The lifeboat crews provide 24-hour search and rescue around the UK and Ireland and the lifeguards keep watch on 240 of the busiest beaches in the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI safety teams and educators also work tirelessly to stop people getting into trouble in the first place. Fundraising events enable the charity to provide the best safety kit and training for volunteer crews and to build and develop lifeboats capabilities as it also continues its international drowning prevention programmes.
To launch this exciting new partnership, this March the Lakeside security team have undertaken the challenge to walk 3.1 million steps during the month while patrolling the centre with all donations going to the RNLI. You can find a link to the Just Giving page here.
Victoria Madden, Commercial Manager said: ”More than ever the RNLI need support, as a charity they solely depend on the kind donations of others in order to keep us and our loved ones safe in the water. We are proud to be supporting such an honourable cause and look forward to finding lots of fun and unique ways to raise important funds for them this year”
More than ever the RNLI need support, as a charity they solely depend on the kind donations of others in order to keep us and our loved ones safe in the water. We are proud to be supporting such an honourable cause and look forward to finding lots of fun and unique ways to raise important funds for them this year
Victoria Madden, Commercialisation and Community Manager
Bird Nesting Islands
As some of our regular customers may know we have been having some refurbishment works carried out on The Boardwalk decking which resulted in a lot of old deck boards being available. So instead of sending the boards of to be recycled we decided to use some of them to create some wildlife bird nesting islands!
This involved collecting damaged wooden pallets to use as the base of the islands then fixing the decking boards to the pallet to create a platform. Once the platform was built each island has a different type of nesting box / area for different breed of birds to nest.
Some of the birds we currently have nesting on the lake are Grey leg Goose, Canada Goose, Coots, Egyptian Goose, Ducks and Great Crested Grebe.
Lakeside Shopping Centre rings up top recycling award
We won the Silver Green Apple award for our commitment to sustainability and recycling!
The award, presented for Environmental Best Practice in Wastes Management, follows a successful year where the Centre has achieved zero waste to landfill, reduced general waste and increased recycling, as well as earning rebates by separating out different types of waste. To read more about this, click here.
Lakeside Has Bee's!
Did you know we have Urban Bee's on our centre roof?! We’re proud to take part in the great movement for more eco-conscious cities by installing beehives on our rooftop!
After joining us in the Summer of 2022, our Bee's had a successful honey harvest and we were able to harvest 100 jar's of honey. These jar's were open to our staff to buy in order for a donation to our charity of the year. Keep an eye out for more bee activity in 2023!
Our project is realized in collaboration with Alvéole, a social beekeeping company. Since 2013, Alvéole has partnered with hundreds of companies and schools to start beekeeping projects all over North America and Europe, each hive creating more ecological awareness, allowing city dwellers to reconnect with nature and change their sense of responsibility towards the environment.