Saying thank you in Volunteers' Week 2018 - continued
News article - 7 June 2018
Our people support the community through volunteering at schools as part of our outreach programme and through volunteering for a wide variety of charities. As part of Volunteers' Week, we are highlighting some of the volunteering activities our workforce get involved in as a way of celebrating and saying thank you for their contribution.
Helping to make the James Hopkins Trust shine
We are from the Internal Audit team and this was the first (of many we hope) team volunteer day we have done and for a few the first volunteering experience ever.
Another duo cleaned carpets and a very heavy sofa bed from the amazing sensory room after mastering the industrial Vax (other carpet shampoo models are available) and scary-looking attachments. The results were very impressive and the sofa restored to its original peach colour.
The last team were in charge of cleaning the soft play area and ball pit. Like the other areas, at first glance it looked fairly clean, but 3 dirty buckets of water will testify that a deep clean was indeed required.
We all had a productive and enjoyable day whilst also getting to know each other a little better. It was on the drive back to Cheltenham we realised nobody had taken any photos as we were too busy cleaning, eating, or laughing, so we have tried to capture the day as best as possible with our very limited artistic skills ... no judgement, well not too much!