East Hampshire council launches scheme for businesses to help in community
BUSINESSES are being encouraged to team up with charities as part of a new scheme.
Launched by East Hampshire District Council,Â Business BuddiesÂ partners firms which want to make a difference in theirÂ community with organisations providing vital services.
Petersfield-based technology company Feefo, that helps businesses make better decisions, is the first to sign up to the scheme.
CouncillorÂ Richard Millard, council leader, said: '˜The wellbeing of East Hampshire residents is absolutely what we, as a council, are all about.
'˜Staff at the councilÂ can take two paid days for volunteer work to get out there, roll up their sleeves and make a difference to our communities.
'˜If we could get businesses and charities working together then we could really start to see the benefits on the ground.
'˜Businesses can offer whatever skills they have from administrative support, fund-raising, marketing expertise to help with IT advice.Â '˜
Any businesses keen to find out more should call 01730 234082.