Company gives back to the community by volunteering

HELPING OUT Workers from Pfizer on the clear-up
HELPING OUT Workers from Pfizer on the clear-up
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WORKERS at a Havant firm rolled up their sleeves and took part in a clear-up.

It was part of Give and Gain Day, a global day of employee volunteering, organised by Business in the Community.

Pfizer, based in New Lane, took part.

Andrew Williamson from Pfizer said: ‘We had a fantastic day volunteering alongside volunteers from Hayling Island Conservation Group, The V Team, and Hampshire County Council.

‘Our task was removing derelict fencing, clearing scrub, and erecting new sheep-proof fencing.

‘Covering a 100m stretch along the edge of a wild meadow adjacent to Hayling Island’s Billy Trail, it has been fantastic to see the difference we have been able to make on Give and Gain Day.’

Give and Gain Day is a global celebration of the power and potential of employee volunteering.

It sees thousands of people across the globe spend a working day volunteering for good causes in their local community.

Since 2008, more than 110,000 people in 38 countries around the world have taken part.

Janet Duggan from Community First said: ‘It is fantastic to see local businesses supporting Give and Gain Day.

‘Pfizer is a perfect example of how the business sector can work alongside community projects to make a difference to the local community.

‘We also saw a group of volunteers from The V Team, a supported volunteering group, taking part in the day on Hayling Island, showing how all sections of the community can work together.’

Businesses or community projects that need help should contact Janet Duggan on 0300 500 8085 ext. 9722, or email janet.duggan@cfheh.org.uk