For Explore, being responsible in the local community is all about fundraising, education and interacting.
On any given day at Explore there are fun runs, bake sales, sweep stakes, picnics, competitions to raise money or encourage donations of supplies to a wide range of local charities and projects. Each month a team chooses a local charity they would like to support and inspires the rest of the company to be involved in their cause. This might be donating toys or Easter eggs to local hospices, books, towels and sheets to animal shelters, food for the homeless as well as monetary donations.
We always try to visit the charities and projects to learn about their needs and where the fundraising will help. Alongside the monthly events many of our staff get involved in additional ways to raise money for other charities close to their hearts, such as St. John’s ambulance in the London Marathon.
Explore works closely with the University of Surrey and numerous local colleges with lectures, seminars and work experience. We believe in empowerment through education, helping influence the next generation and shape their understanding of both sustainable tourism and responsible business practice.