Supporting local

Haslams have been part of the Reading community for over 180 years and we understand that as a part of the place in which we live and work we must support local businesses and charities where we can.

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Community & charity

Haslams is proud to have a reputation for supporting our local community and raising the profile of businesses and charities in the area. We recognise that as a part of the community in which we live and work, we must strive to make a significant difference where we can. Just some of our endeavours are listed below, but if you would like to find out more we're happy to hear from you.

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Originally founded in 1979 by students at the University of Reading, Launchpad provides support for vulnerable people in the town with any housing-related problems to encourage people to lead independent lives, including legal advice and temporary homes. Over the years we have committed to fundraisers that included a Dragon Boat Race and a Christmas Giving Tree to raise money and provide gifts for Launchpad’s clients.


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Reading Foundation for Art

As a Registered Charity since 1974 the RFA continually works to create significant collections of art which are cared for by the Reading Museum Service and are enjoyed by the Reading residents and visitors. Our MD, Steve Woodford is proud to be a trustee for the charity and Haslams has begun to work with the RFA to support their endeavours.

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didi Rugby Sponsorship

With many ex-players and fans of the sport working at Haslams, we’re delighted to sponsor the return to play t-shirts for the didi rugby superstars. It is fantastic to be a small part of helping a young generation of kids fall in love with rugby and get involved in a team sport.

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Trooper Potts 

Lance Corporal Fredrick Owen Potts, who remains Reading’s only VC holder for outstanding bravery during the First World War, was commemorated with a special memorial outside of Forbury Gardens. Haslams were a major sponsor in the fundraiser for the project to create the sculpture marking the centenary of the gazetting of the VC award.

Trooper Potts and Chris Tarrant

Pride of Reading Awards

Haslams has sponsored several different awards over the years at the Pride of Reading award ceremony. The event is a celebration of the very best individuals and groups who live, work or study in the Reading community.

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