Staff Volunteering Day for client charity

UPDATE (7th June):- Our 3 volunteers, Jeremy, Paul and Tom had a very enjoyable and humbling day spent at Chestnut House in Sussex yesterday. As part of #VolunteersWeek it was wonderful spending quality time clearing the grounds and making the gardens look great for the child's hospice patients and their families to enjoy over the summer. See the group photo below.

We asked our Volunteers what their experience was like. Here's what they said:

"A very rewarding and satisfying day volunteering, to give something back, albeit time and hard graft, within a beautiful location - run by truly wonderful and happy staff. Was it a good experience?...without a doubt...to spend the day giving, with other people we’ve never met, all with the same goal in mind. Would definitely recommend volunteering to everyone - you are giving up your time, in which, yes you could be doing something else, but you would never have the same satisfaction".

On 6th June, three members of staff from Alloy Fabweld will undertake a day of volunteering with our client Wilmott Dixon.

Wilmott Dixon helps a large number of charities as part of its Social Value Target. Their 2020 impact target is to enhance the life chances of 10,000 young people. By the end of 2018, they had enhanced a wonderful 8,936 young people's life chances in just 5 years.

One of the charities they support is the Chestnut Tree House. Chestnut Tree House is the children's hospice for East and West Sussex, Brighton & Hove and South East Hampshire. It cares for 300 children and young adults from 0-19 years of age with progressive life-shortening conditions. Wilmott Dixon has raised a staggering £500,000 for Chestnut House in just 4 years!

Our team of 3 will travel to Chestnut Tree House in Arundel, West Sussex on 6th June and embark on a great day, helping to make the gardens and surrounding grounds at the hospice nice for the children and their families. It is a very hands-on experience, including cutting back of hedges, planting flowers and making sure the woodland walk is safe for the children. It is a wonderful opportunity to get involved on a personal level with the hospice and our guys are very much looking forward to the challenge - pics to follow!

To find out more about Wilmott Dixon and Chestnut Tree House, visit their websites here:-

https://www.willmottdixon.co.uk/the-willmott-dixon-foundation/case-studies/chestnut-tree-house-childrens-hospice

https://www.chestnut-tree-house.org.uk

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