What a brilliant day we had at the Ken Boyce Centre yesterday.
Nearly 30 volunteers descended on the centre, armed with paint brushes and smiles. Thanks to the excellent organisation skills of Jane Small (Relationship Support Manager, South East at Barclays Corporate Banking), the Ken Boyce Centre had a make-over that has wowed staff and the people who go there.
"We were honoured to be able to volunteer for the day with mcch, giving back to the local community to make a difference," says Jane. "We had a great day painting, gardening, making benches and seeing the fantastic work the charity does.
"It was a very humbling day, enjoyed by all 28 staff who attended from across Kent/London and the South East Corporate team. Barclays has a fantastic colleague programme that encourages employees to get involved in the causes we care about. It's all about giving back our skills, time and energy to support our local communities - so we're thrilled to have supported this fantastic project."
We'd like to say a huge thank you to Barclays and to Sophie Willoughby for the mural she painted (and donated) for the personal care room. We'd also like to thank one of the parents for also volunteering on the day.
Some more volunteers will be visiting Growing Concern this week, to help out in the allotment - here's hoping for nice weather!
If your organisation would like to volunteer for mcch, please get in contact.
Pictured here: Jane Small (Barclays), Kelly Stedman (Team Leader of the Ken Boyce Centre), The Worshipful The Mayor and Mayoress of Bexley.