10 employees from JP Corry donated their time and made a positive contribution to local communities as part of the Give & Gain Day initiative on Friday 19th May.
JP Corry volunteers joined a number of businesses across Northern Ireland who took part in the national day of employee volunteering. Organised by Business in the Community (BITC), the Give & Gain Day initiative sees volunteers across NI share their time, skills and expertise, to address key social challenges in their local communities. The programme sets out to highlight the importance of employee volunteering as a foundation stone of a responsible business strategy.
Francis Goodall, Doors & Washrooms Supervisor, is part of JP Corry’s Corporate Social Responsibility Committee and is delighted with the response from JP Corry staff. He said “Whilst the programme allows us to develop stronger relationships with our local communities, it’s a great opportunity for staff to gain an insight into the challenges faced in our communities. Our employees embraced this programme with enthusiasm - it’s great to see individuals from across the group roll up their sleeves and give something back”.
Michelle Forsythe, Customer Experience Executive, said the opportunity was very rewarding “It’s encouraging to see so many volunteers from all types of businesses support their local communities for the day. I helped out at my local animal shelter and participated in a range of tasks which was very enjoyable and rewarding”.
Craig Foster, Springfield Road Sales Representative helps clean Chapel Island on Strangford Lough
Francis Goodall, Doors & Washrooms Supervisor (L), spent the day at a Homeless Shelter on Falls Road, Belfast arranging clothing and upcycling furniture in the workshop. Marcus Christie (R), Castledawson Sales, put his skills to use at War on Want, Coleraine.
To find out more about JP Corry's CSR activtiy click here.