Volunteers’ Week (1st – 7th of June 2022) is an annual celebration of the contribution millions of people make across the UK through volunteering.
In celebration of Volunteers Week, we are saying a huge thank you to our employees who, over the last year, have generously donated over 1000 hours of their time through our employee volunteering scheme. Throughout the last year, they have helped us support local and national community projects, including:
The Hartlepool Ukraine Appeal
Andron’s cleaning and security team at Middleton Grange Shopping Centre helped to collect, organise and pack 37 boxes of essential medical aid support for refugees fleeing Ukraine.
Generous donations from the UK public have been pouring into the shopping centre over the last few weeks through the Hartlepool Ukraine Appeal, and thanks to the hard work of our teams, the supplies are now on their way to Ukraine and will provide essential support to the most vulnerable who have been caught up in this crisis.
Helping Cash for Kids and St Mungo’s make a difference during Christmas
Based across 22 areas in the UK, Cash for Kids is a grant-giving charity, that helps community groups, other charitable organisations, schools and individual causes. They focus on supporting children and young people aged 0-18. With cash raised locally and spent locally, Cash for Kids focuses on alleviating disability, combating illness and improving quality of life.
During the Christmas period, Andron employees volunteered their time to support their Mission Christmas initiative by wrapping and packaging gifts donated by the UK public. This brilliant project helps to bring presents to disadvantaged children and teenagers who may otherwise wake up on Christmas day with no gifts to open.
Furthermore, our colleagues also met to wrap gifts for St Mungo’s, a charitable organisation working to end homelessness and providing services to keep people healthy, housed and hopeful. These gifts were collected and then distributed by St Mungos over the Christmas period.
Watch Us Grow
Earlier this year, Andron’s office-based team in Cumbernauld spent two days volunteering at local Scottish charity, Watch Us Grow: a charity dedicated to making positive changes in the lives of Adults with Additional Support Needs.
Watch us Grow are a charity that Andron has supported for several years and at the heart of their charity is a garden, which provides the basis for their students to learn and work.
Their garden is an important place for students to socialise with peers, develop their confidence, and learn the skills they need to thrive. Our teams spent the day tending to the various outdoor sections of the garden used for growing plants, vegetables, and fruit and enjoyed socialising with some of the students who attended that day.
We were delighted to once again support this incredible charity who are doing such important work in our local community and look forward to volunteering again next year.
Keep Britain Tidy
Andron staff at both 1 Kingdom Street, London, and Rochdale Exchange Shopping Centre participated in litter picks, as part of the Great British Spring Clean campaign.
The initiative, organised by Keep Britain Tidy, aims to inspire people to eliminate litter now and for future generations, and make British outdoor spaces cleaner and greener. Their efforts contributed to the 1 million bags of litter collected throughout the campaign.
Thank you to our colleagues, today and every day, for your exceptional generosity. We’re looking forward to making an even bigger impact this year.