STAFF from a company donated their time and energy to improve facilities at a community project.
The Right to Work CIC, at Staunton Country Park, were visited by a team of employees from Havant-based company, Pfizer, who spent a day decorating the staffroom and workshop.
The Right to Work CIC is a charity offering a range of paid and volunteering opportunities for adults with learning disabilities.
Lesley Denham, of the charity, said: ‘Having our staffroom and workshop painted will make a real difference as the premises is a grade two listed building and has not been painted for many years.
‘Our volunteers who use the service meet in the rooms every day before they start their volunteering.
‘On behalf of The Right to Work CIC I would like to say a big thank you to the team from Pfizer for all their hard work and helping to make our working environment better.’
Pfizer are part of a year-long volunteering programme organised by Community First, helping to support community projects throughout the borough.
Sukhi Aujla, finance and supply chain director from Pfizer, said: ‘We had a fantastic day decorating the staffroom and workshop at Staunton Country Park.
‘It was great to be able to meet the supported volunteers and know that our day’s volunteering will help to make their working environment more enjoyable.
‘Volunteering is a great way to meet other staff members at Pfizer who you wouldn’t normally work with and at the same time know you are making some small difference to a community group.’
Lesley explained how the charity helps the people it supports get into work: ‘All our volunteers have learning disabilities and undertake a range of tasks such as tending the vegetable patches, gardening, litter picking, and preparing animal feed.’
Those interested in volunteering or finding out more about the Employee Volunteering Scheme should contact Janet Duggan on 0300 500 8085 ext 9722 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.