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Makeover marks the finale of bdht’s 1000 hour pledge

Throughout 2019, more than 130 bdht employees have swapped one day, or 7.5 hours, on the job to pledge their time to support good causes as part of our 1,000 Hours charity campaign.

The bdht team has enjoyed a busy couple of months helping the local community on a wide range of projects including garden makeovers, decorating, renovation and community fun days.

To mark the end of the campaign, a team of bdht volunteers visited Primrose Hospice on St Godwald’s Road, armed with their paintbrushes and rollers to brighten up the meeting room, kitchen and hallway at the Coppice Centre, a dedicated and well-used treatment facility.

Supporting them were colleagues from Travis Perkins, who generously donated both time and materials for the project.

Samantha Powell, HR Officer at bdht, said: “The 1000 hours initiative has taken our team on a fantastic journey. We are incredibly proud to have given back to local organisations which play such a vital role in the community.

“We’d also like to thank Travis Perkins for their support on this project, we really appreciate the donation of the materials and the extra pairs of painting hands were invaluable.”

Jo Wright, Volunteers Manager at Primrose Hospice, said: “We are absolutely delighted with the results of our Coppice Centre makeover. bdht and Travis Perkins worked tirelessly to improve our meeting area, which serves as a really important hub for our dedicated care team.”

See below for more information on all of the charitable activity carried out by the bdht team as part of this year’s 1000 hours campaign:

  • Tuesday 14th May – Primrose Hospice, Garden renovation
  • 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
  • Thursday 8th August – Sidemoor Community Day
  • Thursday 15th August – Shawfield Community Day
  • Thursday 22nd August – Burcot Community Day
  • Thursday 29th August – Charford Community Day
  • Tuesday 17th September – Primrose Hospice, Renovation of meeting room facilities

Following the success of this year’s project, bdht will be looking to relaunch the 1000 hours community project in 2020. More details to follow in due course.