Havant firm's employees give their time to help revamp bedroom for charity

Employees at a local business donated their time and effort to revamp a room owned by a charity.

Friday, 10th March 2017, 6:11 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 11:02 am

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.

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‘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 [email protected]