We recently donned our gardening gloves and returned to the garden at one of St Mungo’s accommodation services, to help to prepare the space for summer.
This is part of our regular support activity for St Mungo’s, to help them to combat the problem of homelessness on the streets of several UK cities.
Volunteering is in our DNA as a business and our colleagues invest their time throughout the year to help many different projects for both clients and the communities we support. It’s important to us because by volunteering we’re helping create better places for those we support, whether through making a physical impact like cleaning up local canals, or more indirectly by applying specialist skills like training or business advice to improve opportunities and wellbeing.
Partnering for Change is one of the four pillars of our sustainable business strategy, ‘Better Places’ , and is rooted in collaboration and delivering positive impacts in our community and client worlds.
Last year our colleagues volunteered 132 hours of their time for worthwhile causes and community partners.
On our visit this time, we were excited to see some of the bulbs that we planted in October have now started to bloom and we’re looking forward to seeing how the garden progresses throughout summer!
Thank you to the team at St Mungo’s for being perfect hosts as usual, and thank you to our team of Regular Cleaning volunteers and to Tracey Edwards from CBRE and Isaac Thompson from JLL for your support. We couldn’t have done it without you all.
Lucy Cowham, Corporate Partnerships Executive said ‘The service are extremely grateful for your support, and the clients will really enjoy the space more now thanks to your hard work. We really appreciate you taking the time to help out at our services in this way, so big thank you to you all.’