Global Community Connect 2015

More than 900 volunteers from 62 RRD locations in seven countries took part in Global Community Connect 2015 — an annual event that connects with local communities.

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It’s our way of giving something back to the communities in which we operate, and builds on a long history of community involvement by RRD. This year, volunteers from the UK and Ireland joined colleagues from the USA, India, China, Sri Lanka and the Philippines to help in food banks, schools and libraries.

In the UK, staff gave their time to volunteer at two schools run by the I CAN charity.

At the Dawn House School in Nottinghamshire, where the charity helps children aged from 5-19 years with severe or complex communication difficulties, we helped set up a ‘forest school’ for children to learn new skills and develop confidence in a natural environment.

At Surrey’s Meath School, we helped staff organise a series of creative and fun activities on an animal-themed fun day to help children become more aware of nature and the environment.

UK staff also volunteered for a gardening ‘spring clean’ at the Leonard Cheshire home for physically disabled adults in Cheltenham. While in Ireland, RRD volunteers took part in a day of maintenance at the LauraLynn children’s hospice.