Staff volunteer for United Living's fifth annual community day
Staff from across the business have come together in another hugely successful annual community day which saw 350 employees give more than 2,400 hours of their time to a wide variety community initiatives.
These projects included:
- Working with Home Group in Harrogate to improve the Dalby Avenue area by cleaning, gardening and planting
- In Dartford, the Arrow Riding Centre was given a makeover with painting, clearing, concreting, re-pointing brickwork and making new stable doors
- Residents in Feltham benefited from community improvements at Sparrow Farm. Staff gave external walls a fresh coat of paint, cleaned a main walkway and the fronts of properties as well as providing a BBQ for residents
- The Camberwell Road Islamic Centre in London was given a freshen up with painting and decorating as well as replacing existing toilet facilities
- In Wolverhampton, a large scale gardening project was carried out improving the grounds of the Kingswood Trust
- In Worksop, a range of general refurbishment was carried out at the Carlton Youth Centre
- A food donation large enough to provide 1100 meals was donated to the Manchester Central Foodbank by the team in Salford
- In Swansea, the team gave a makeover to the Hope Garden at the rear of the Phoenix Centre. The work included removal of weeds, laying of new top soil and bark, new plants and painting of benches and tables
- The Cameron Community Centre in Lockleaze, Bristol had its rear garden strimmed and mowed, its path weeded, and tidying of some branches and bushes. The surrounding areas have also been given a clear up and fences, gates and metal hand railings were given a coat of paint
- In Wandsworth we are assisting and advising on the rebuilding of the Quaker building wall.
- The Wayz Youth Centre in Bracknell is scheduled to recieve a makeover towards the end of September as regional staff plan to carry out full decoration of the sports hall.
Neil Armstrong, Chief Executive Officer at United Living, said: “On Friday I joined my first Community Day with the head office team at the Arrow Riding Centre for the disabled where about 50 of us were there to paint, concrete, re-point brickwork and clear areas of a woodland walk.
“I know there were many projects taking place across the country and I would like to thank each and every one of you who took part in the day – it really showed me the DNA of United Living and how much you all enjoy making a difference to the communities where we work.
“I would also like to thank those individuals who do the hard work behind the scenes of finding and organising the projects and for taking time out of your busy schedules to make sure the day is a great success.
“Many lives will be changed as a result of your incredible hard work and you should all be proud of what was achieved.”