Corporate social responsibility is a key aspect of Blake’s overall ethos. We engage in extensive recruitment, training and development programmes directed towards previously disadvantaged communities. Currently, we develop and employ an average of 100 unemployed people from impoverished areas per month.
We engage in various social welfare programmes across KwaZulu-Natal through our corporate social responsibility policy run by Blake’s Domestic Charity Committee. These include the provision of much-needed computers, roof repairs and the upgrading of bathrooms at a local safe house for abused women and children.
LIV Village provides holistic, residential care for orphaned and vulnerable children.
It does this by placing these children into a family environment with a trained foster mother to love them, a school to educate them and where all their physical needs are met. The aim is to equip the children with the essential moral values and life skills to allow them to grow up to be a generation that will influence positive change within South Africa and the world.
We assist in making the Village sustainable and transforming the lives of the mothers and children through financial assistance.
Lacoste Football Club
We are the proud sponsors of the Lacoste Football Club (LFC). The club is based in Phoenix and has performed well in both club and league soccer. They were recently inducted into the Premier Soccer League under the SAFA’s discretion.
The team is managed by one of our security and facilities employees who also coaches and manages youths who show an interest in soccer. He has developed a junior team, which he is training to join the senior team.
Our vision is to provide a fitness and football programme for women in the community. We hope that with our partnership the team can achieve their goal.
CANSA Shavathon is one of South Africa’s best-loved events in support of a very worthy cause, namely showing solidarity with those affected by cancer. Losing one’s hair is a common side-effect of cancer therapy – so shaving your head has become a symbolic gesture of support for cancer survivors.
The Blake team participated in the 12th national CANSA Shavathon in March and many enjoyed their creative sprayed and stencilled styles as well as a few shaved heads.