Our team volunteer to celebrate 80 years

As part of our ongoing 80th anniversary celebrations, the partners of George Hay offered up to 80 hours for staff to undertake honorary/voluntary work of their choosing.

In May…

… Biggleswade-based Sarah Dixon spent the day volunteering for the cubs section of the 1st Eaton Socon Scout group.

Sarah said: “It was great to be able to go and help out at the cub’s annual camp this year, held at the Tolmers campsite in Cuffley. The children took part in a variety of activities including high ropes, climbing walls and an inflatable obstacle course. I started volunteering when my son joined cubs, as there was a dire shortage of volunteers within the group. It’s a fantastic opportunity to learn new skills and meet many different people. By volunteering, the children are able to benefit from experiences that they might otherwise not have had access to, no matter their background.”

In July…

… Biggleswade-based Simon Mayes also spent a day volunteering for Project 41 at Woodside Church in Bedford. The organisation offers a range of services, including ‘Centre 41’ which gives people a chance to participate in group games and activities and discuss the issues they are dealing with. They also facilitate a pop-up Food Bank, providing food to people who are facing financial difficulties.

Simon said: “It was a great experience, meeting and talking to the many different people who come along to the drop in centre. Helping out at the Food Bank in the afternoon, it was amazing to see the volume of donations and how these make such a difference to those people who find themselves unable to afford the necessities and so need to depend upon their community for support.”