Volunteers from Emsleys, the leading firm of solicitors and estate agents, left their day jobs behind on Friday 24 June, when they rolled up their sleeves to work with support service provider St Anne’s Resource Centre in Leeds, offering their time as part of Give & Gain Day 2011.
The firm’s seven eager volunteers were tasked with painting the reception area of St Anne’s Support Centre in just one day to provide a more welcoming environment for visitors and service users that include the homeless, those with learning disabilities, mental health issues and those who have problems with alcohol and substance misuse.
Emsleys nominated Team Leader, Simon Thirtle said: “As a local solicitors and estate agency practice we feel that it is important to give something back to the community and Give and Gain Day is perfect for that. It isn’t just about the end result but the people you meet along the way. We are looking forward to getting our hands dirty and making a real difference for those who visit St Anne’s Support Centre.”
Give & Gain Day is the UK’s only national day of employee volunteering, run by business charity Business in the Community. The campaign gives employees a unique opportunity to make a difference to the communities they live and work in.
Volunteers from Emsleys are in good company as they will join an international army of over 17,000 volunteers who will be out and about making a different in their local communities. It is believed that £1 million of man hours will be injected in community projects around the globe by Give and Gain Day 2011 participants.
Commenting on the campaign, Gennie Franklin, Programmes and Employee Volunteering Director, Business in the Community said: “We’re pleased that Emsleys has joined our global movement of employee volunteers this year. Volunteering is one way in which businesses can start to build real relationships and help to transform the communities in which they live and work. The companies that take part in Give and Gain Day 2011 should be proud of their involvement, as their activities will make a real and lasting difference on the lives of those people with the greatest need.”Back to Blog