The Lexington team create value in their local communities by spending time volunteering and engaging with local groups, sharing skills and experience to make a lasting difference.
We support the community in many ways…
Our teams share our commitment to making a real difference to our local community. Each member of the Lexington team is given two paid volunteering days throughout the year to dedicate to good causes. They actively seek out opportunities to make a difference through volunteering, sharing their skills or fundraising.
We are proud to work with our Charity partner, Heads Together, a national mental health initiative of The Royal Foundation, aiming to change the national conversation on mental health, and ensure that those looking for help are able to access it when they need it most.
Since the beginning of our partnership with Heads Together, we’ve helped raise over £80,000.
Lexington works alongside the wider Elior Group to support the Refettorio Felix, at St. Cuthbert’s Centre – a charity that sustains and supports vulnerable people with positive and warm therapeutic services relieve poverty, hardship, sickness and distress.
Refettorio Felix hosts a lunch service for 60-80 guests from Monday to Friday, all year round. We have supported the team in terms of cooking at their centre, hosting lunch, serving and speaking with guests.
We work with social enterprise and premium coffee company Change Please, an award-winning London-based coffee company helping the homeless off the streets.
100 per cent of its profits go towards helping to reduce homelessness. It does this by empowering the homeless community – providing barista and coffee roaster training, jobs that pay the living wage, and support with housing, bank accounts and wellbeing.
Since we started working with Change Please we have:
We have partnered with Fat Macy’s, a social enterprise that trains and supports young Londoners living in temporary accommodation, with the aim to help them move into their own homes.
Working with Fat Macy’s we create opportunities for people trapped in the negative cycle of benefits and homelessness, as well as adding to the burgeoning food scene, by fast becoming the social enterprise catering company in London.
We partnered with Redemption Roasters, the UK’s first prison-based coffee roastery to offer a direct path from working and training inside the prison to employment.