Luton Together Community Programme
Following the Government’s Covid-19 announcement, The Mall Luton has launched our own community programme – Luton Together.
The community led programme has already seen donations to local charities and Just Giving appeals. These include the centre’s Charity of The Year- Luton Foodbank, Luton Community Action Group, NOAH Enterprise Coronavirus appeal and Discover Islam’s Luton Together COVID-19 appeal.
Money donated as part of The Mall’s ‘Luton Together’ initiative will help provide food and clothes to those in need, alongside supplying essentials such as hand sanitiser for Luton’s key workers.
Following Chiltern Academy’s Director of Engineering reaching out to design teachers to create visors for the NHS, The Mall recently donated plastic sheeting and routers to help create the visors. Teachers across the Trust are now producing up to 180 visors for the NHS per day.
Alongside helping local causes, The Mall has also delivered appreciation packages to key workers in Luton over the past few weeks. Staff from Luton’s town centre police team, Luton Ambulance and Luton Community NHS Nursing Office received tea, coffee and goodies to show thanks from The Mall for all their hard work during these difficult times.
The Mall is also working with retailers from the shopping centre on their own initiatives, seeing the centre provide additional space for the Level Trust to collate their Learn@Home ‘Survival Kits’ for the children of Luton. Over 800 kits have been created and are being distributed this week to help keep children learning during school closures.
The centre continues to host a donation point for Luton Foodbank, and urges those that can, to donate at this time, as the Foodbank is extremely busy facing a greater local need for food parcels than ever.
In order to support key workers and those who need to use their cars to access essential services, The Mall’s central car park remains accessible free of charge until further notice. There will be no need to use the car park pay machines, a measure which reduces possible exposure to the virus while also helping to reduce some of the financial burden on key workers and guests during this difficult time.