This week is when RRD employees from across the globe spend a day volunteering in their local communities. Volunteers signed up to help schools and care homes throughout the UK as part of an annual event involving more than 60 RRD locations in seven countries.
It’s our way of connecting with the communities in which we operate.
UK staff gave their time and skills to projects at three Leonard Cheshire homes for physically disabled people in Huntingdon, Cheltenham and Sandbach.
They also got their hands dirty creating a children’s play area at St Paul’s Primary School in Tower Hamlets. And in Glasgow, volunteers embarked on a two-day garden makeover at Skye House, a centre for young people with serious mental health problems.
RRD employees have already nominated I CAN as their chosen charity in the UK − impressed with the organisation’s work to support children and young people with severe or complex communication difficulties.
Events during Global Community Connect Week included landscaping work at the Dawn House School in Nottinghamshire, while at Surrey’s Meath School, volunteers helped I CAN staff organise a series of creative and fun activities on an airport-themed ‘Learning Together’ day.
Summing up the positive feedback from all the good causes, Scott Stone, Volunteer Co-ordinator at Leonard Cheshire’s Gloucestershire House in Cheltenham said: “A great thank-you for your continued support. (I wanted to say) just how incredible you guys are.”