Two weeks ago members of the Boyce team gave up some time to give back to a local community in London and spread some pre-Christmas cheer!
With the help of Community Service Volunteers (CSV), a charity dedicated to helping people play an active part in helping local communities that may be in need of some extra support, we took a day out of our busy recruitment office to visit an Age UK team in Eltham and put on a Christmas party for some elderly people who may not get out as much as they once used to.
Most of the day was spent decorating hamper bags, eating biscuits and chatting to some lovely people with fascinating stories to tell, as well as listening to AND dancing to some Christmas music, a rewarding day was had by all. We thoroughly enjoyed it and many of us found it an incredibly moving experience.
Age UK teams of (mainly) volunteers, meet in community centres daily, providing a much needed service to residents in the South East London area and throughout the UK also, transporting people from home to the site and putting on a fun day of activities. By volunteering, we were able to help provide a more special ‘Christmassy’ day that would not normally have happened, offering support in financila resources as well as manpower. The feedback we had was extremely positive and the event was greatly appreciated by all who took part.
It is always good to give something back to the community and we would all definitely recommend doing something like this again.