Omnicom gets stuck in at ‘York Cares’ Big Community Challenge

Omnicom staff were part of the 150 strong volunteer team who helped transform six outdoor spaces at schools, dementia care homes and local parks.YorkCares

Teams of employee volunteers from several businesses around the city helped make a difference to three communities in three days for the benefit of local people, and enjoyed getting out of the office as we gave something back to the community.

The particular project that we were part of was the garden at Morrell House. Their garden space was in need of some attention but with some new plants, a touch of paint and a bit of muscle from ourselves and the volunteers from City of York Council, the home were very pleased with the results.

Heather Raimes, Survey Co-ordinator & Data and Asset Technician, said of the experience, “It’s not always easy to find the time to fit in volunteer work so this was perfect. Local projects with some personal significance. A chance to give something back.”

York Cares match the skills and expertise of employers and their employees to community projects where they can have most impact. Their tried and tested programmes deliver tangible benefits for local people as well as workforce development opportunities for employers. If you are a local business and would be interested in participating, visit http://www.yorkcares.co.uk/ for more information.

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