28 June 2011

Give & Gain Day


Last Saturday was Give & Gain Day which is the UK's national employee volunteering day. The scheme gives employees a unique opportunity to make a difference to the communities they live and work in. Shepherds Down Special Needs School in Compton, to the south of Winchester, was able to benefit from this as it was given a new lease of life by employees from OM Property Management who manage a number of properties in Winchester and Hampshire.

The volunteers armed with paint brushes and overalls spruced up the school's resting area and Woodland Trail made up of gazebos and wooden animals, giving the area a touch of colour. (L-R Luke Phillips, Emma Darch, John Benjamin, Lisa Terry, Mark Lancaster, Michael Udonwa, Esme Mcmenamin.) As the school spends 90% of its budget on staffing costs it has little left to undertake this type of project itself, so I am certain it was appreciated by the school and pupils.

10 comments:

  1. This is well worthwhile. The United Way in the USA often sponsors a Day of Caring, which sounds similar. Nice photo, too.

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  2. A wonderful cause, it is nice to see so many volunteer opportunities around the world.

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  3. I think it's great to see people volunteering

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  4. Thanks for dropping by my blog

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  5. Give and gain - what a great concept!

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  6. What an amazing thing. I applaud the volunteers.

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  7. Great idea and a nice portrait of the volunteers.

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  8. Always nice to do good deeds and have fun while doing them!!!

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