Volunteer140 Initiative Update

Two teams from our Kettering Office recently leant a helping hand to local school, Henry Chichele Primary School, to re-decorate their community hall ready for when the students return after summer break.

The volunteers spent two mornings painting the hall, transforming the once garish pink and yellow walls to a fresher, modern duck egg blue.

Claire Griffiths, School Business Manager at the Henry Chichele Primary School said,

“The school is deeply indebted to the volunteers from GSS who have helped transform the Community room over the last couple of days. The room is currently used during the academic year for ‘before and after’ school club and the children will be very excited to see the transformation on their return in September. Out of school hours and weekends we have a growing number of users; Slimming World, occasional parties, but we look forward to lots more of the local community coming together in the coming months. This is a fantastic example of how the bridge can be filled in the disconnect between Northamptonshire’s local education and the local business community. THANK YOU GSS – you are awesome!”.

As part of our 140th anniversary activities, teams across all offices are collectively working towards our target of completing 140 hours of volunteering throughout 2019. So far we have carried out litter picking, dog walking, gardening, painting, a charity radio show, and maintenance of local parks. With 4 months left to go we currently have 31 hours to complete before reaching our 140 hours target. Keep an eye on our website and social media pages to stay up to date with our charity and volunteering initiatives.