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bdht pledges 1,000 hours to local charities

Throughout 2019, our team will be volunteering in a range of projects and supporting local good causes with the gift of time as part of our new 1,000 Hours charity campaign.

With more than 130 of our employees swapping one day or 7.5 hours on the job to pledge support for local community initiatives, our 1,000 hours of volunteering will provide benefits to a wide range of communities.

To launch the campaign, eight of our volunteers visited Primrose Hospice in St Godwald’s Road on Tuesday 14th May.

Together, members of our accountancy, plumbing, and customer service departments rolled up their sleeves and spent the day digging, weeding, pruning and sprucing up the hospice’s much-loved outdoor sanctuary.

Wheelbarrow for charity
Digging for charity

 

Jo Wright, Volunteers’ Manager at Primrose Hospice, said: “We are so grateful to bdht’s green-fingered volunteers.  It was an extremely hot day but the team weren’t deterred and worked tirelessly to give our outdoor space a makeover.  We are absolutely delighted with the results.”

Samantha Powell, HR Officer at bdht, said: “As a not-for-profit organisation, everything we do is about best serving our residents. The 1,000 Hours campaign is designed to empower our staff to make time to make a difference in their community and we’ve been overwhelmed by their enthusiasm to take part.”

Digging for charity

This volunteering at Primrose Hospice is just the start, as we continue with our 1,000 Hour commitment through the summer on renovation projects, community fun days and much more.

See below for more information on bdht’s charitable activity over the coming weeks, with more to come throughout the rest of the year.

Date: bdht volunteering event:
Saturday 22nd June Primrose Fete
Saturday 13th July Bromsgrove Carnival
Wednesday 17th July Crabtree Court, Garden Renovation
Wednesday 24th July Catshill Scout Hut, Renovation of outdoor area

 

Not only are we the second largest employer in Bromsgrove, but our excellent employee benefits mean that we have been listed as a Great Place to Work for three years running.

In addition to the wide-range of housing and support services we provide across Bromsgrove, we also strive to improve our communities by working closely with partners across the local council, police and of course our residents.