Employees at a local business donated their time and effort to revamp a room owned by a charity.
Two Saints, a homeless service based in Hampshire, was grateful for the much-needed makeover at its supported housing accommodation in Havant.
Volunteers from Pfizer, based in New Lane, Havant, gave up their morning to redecorate a large ground-floor bedroom.
Joy Smith, a community support worker at Two Saints, said: ‘The time that the Pfizer employees took out of their day to improve the lives of others is really appreciated.
‘The volunteers that Community First organised have made our clients’ living conditions more pleasant, making a huge difference to their wellbeing.’
Two Saints help the homeless get back on their feet.
They offer good quality accommodation, support and a resettlement programme to help break the cycle of homelessness.
The room that was re-decorated is currently occupied by a previously homeless 23-year-old, who said: ‘Staying in a nice environment will help improve my state of mind, and make me feel more positive about the future.’
Pfizer take part in a rolling programme of volunteering events in the Havant area, organised by Community First.
Laura Sharpe, technical validation specialist at Pfizer, said: ‘I’ve enjoyed volunteering at Two Saints. It’s rewarding for me to be able to make a difference and to know that what we are doing has such a positive influence.’
For more information about how to get involved with the employee volunteering scheme, call 0300 500 8085 ext 9724, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.