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South East

Company – Wolverine Worldwide

Charity – Leonard Cheshire Disability

A small team of eight staff from the footwear manufacturer Wolverine Worldwide helped make a big difference to disabled residents at a charity care home in South London for a day.

The focus for the team was not so much hands-on practical tasks, but social interaction for a day with people they seldom come into contact with at work or at home.

The team, lead by staff from Business Volunteers, engaged with the residents through gardening, arts and crafts, board games, quizzes and fun activities.

Adam Green, brand director at Wolverine described the day. He said: “It’s been a great experience getting to know new people and seeing our staff fully committed to taking part. The day has introduced me to a side of life I knew little about. Put my name down again to volunteer through Business Volunteers.”

Louise Sparkes, HR advisor said: “I’ve loved the experience of volunteering and so proud my company allows us to do something like this in work time. You get so wrapped up in the day-to-day work bubble, that to volunteer and do something different makes you feel so much better and completely re-energised.”

Carol, the care home manager, was delighted with the team. “You’ve made such a refreshing change to our residents’ daily lives.  They’ve smiled and warmed to you as if you were family. It shows how much effort you all put into making the day fun, rewarding and enjoyable for everyone.”

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