“Volunteering at the hospice made me realise how much work is needed in order to keep the place running. It was a pleasure to be able to go down and help out and would love to go back in the near future” – By Rebekah Dexter
It made me realise how much hard work goes into a running a charity, it was a fun and interesting day – By Madeleine Butler
To be honest I didn’t know the hospice warehouse was so close to were I live. I really enjoyed my day working with some hard working people who do make a difference to people’s lives, you can see how much it means to them. They were a lovely bunch of staff really out going and full of laughter.It would be brilliant if more teams could go down and see the hard work and dedication that goes off in the warehouse and shop they have down there. – By Dave Pressland
“I had a great time; it felt very good giving back to a charity that gives so much. I had never thought about how much effort goes into running the shop and how much effort the unpaid volunteers put in. I hope to do more for the hospice in future.” -- By Michael Gallagher
“The day was great and I was really taken aback at the amount of goodwill and effort all the volunteers put in to the fundraising required to keep the Hospice going. We have taken on the roll of spreading the word within Nationwide and getting other teams to volunteer on helping out” – Jon Noble
Through the Wates Group's Annual Community Day, over 12,700 hours of work has been donated to local communities. Community Day is a volunteer scheme which encourages the company's employees to make a difference to other peoples lives in the local community and while the event is nation wide, the choice of organisation is always one which is close to the hearts of the team carrying out the project.
Being a construction company and with the Hospice being our nominated site charity we jumped at the opportunity to help design and build the new feature wall to display their Up & Running Bricks.
Thanks to the efforts of local builders GRKC and C&I Smith, who provided the skills to complete the feature wall, the final structure has exceeded all our expectations. Along with building the wall, Wates' staff were on hand to help with some general landscaping and were all proud to have helped contribute towards the great efforts of everyone at the Hospice who make life more comfortable for their residents.
At Wates we believe that above all, it's about people. Supporting communities is at the heart of this and is an integral part of how we approach Corporate Social Responsibility. Our Community Day is a great example of how we go about trying to make a difference to local communities.
Everyone at Ashleigh Signs is committed to our nominated charity Wakefield Hospice for the tremendous care and service, that they always give