Community Day 2017
At the end of November, local community leaders, head teachers, and charities, were invited to GCHQ for Community Day, to find out more about how we support our local community.
For the first time, we also invited twenty-eight charity representatives along to promote their charities and volunteering activities. These included some of the charities we have been mentoring through our 'Give Back' project, now in its second year.
Our work with schools was also represented; people were on hand to talk about the support our volunteers give to schools, helping with maths and coding, practice interviews and language taster sessions.
Our workforce are enthusiastic volunteers and fundraisers; some had baked cakes for their various good causes, whilst others talked about their team volunteering day at Cheltenham Animal Shelter, Ruskin Mill, and Gardens for All, to name but a few.
A talk given by our NCSC outreach team on the CyberFirst student programme also attracted a great deal of interest from our visitors.
It was a happy day - a day to celebrate the enthusiasm and commitment of our people and our important relationship with our local community.