The Abbeyfield Society Marketing Team adds some colour to brighten up Winnersh’s fences
For Volunteers Week, The Abbeyfield Society's Marketing Team headed over to Winnersh to paint their fences before their Jubilee celebrations.
With pots of green paint and paintbrushes in hand, members of the Marketing team at The Abbeyfield Society had one goal in mind last week - to try and paint the long fences in the expanse garden at our care home,Winnersh,in preparation for their Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
Last week saw the start of Volunteers Week, which runs every year from the 1st – 7th June, and is a chance to celebrate all the wonderful volunteers and give thanks to all who volunteer to make a difference to their communities.
With most of the team from Head Office at The Abbeyfield Society working from home, they saw this week as a great opportunity to come together, spend the day working collectively, and getting involved. The team enjoyed getting stuck in tackling painting the long fences in the beautiful garden and did a great job, trying to get as much done as possible in the day.
Volunteers are the lifeblood of Abbeyfield. In recognition of this we encourage our staff to undertake volunteering, both within Abbeyfield and the wider community. During Volunteers Week the Marketing team decided to get out of the office for the day, don their working clothes and use a bit of elbow grease to help with the painting of the exterior fence at Winnersh. The team thoroughly enjoyed the day and helped to spruce up the garden area in preparation for their Jubilee party. We look forward to going back next year to do it all again.
Being outdoors in the garden has many benefits for your well-being including:
We had a great time getting the garden ready for the Jubilee celebrations. It was also nice to catch up with my colleagues in a sociable setting, particularly after two years of working from home.
Mike Silverstone, Senior PR & Communications Officer
At Abbeyfield, volunteers are at the heart of our organisation, as our founder Richard Carr-Gomm was our first ever volunteer, dedicating time to help alleviate loneliness in older people. As a charity with a mission to make time for older people, we have so many great opportunities to help older people in your community, with roles ranging from admin support, helping with the gardening, running activities, becoming a befriender and many more. You can find out more about volunteering with Abbeyfield on our volunteering page, search for vacancies in your local community, or email our volunteering team.
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