Deloitte staff turn out to help the community
Community support across the North East for four local projects
17 December 2015
Fifty volunteers from the Newcastle office of business advisory firm Deloitte have taken part in a series of activities on behalf of four local community projects.
As part of the firm’s annual Community Day, the Deloitte staff came together to help out Hadrian School in Newcastle, Seascape Primary School in Peterlee, Mencap in Haswell, County Durham and Changing Lives.
At Hadrian School in Newcastle, a primary day school for pupils with learning difficulties, the Deloitte team helped to tidy and maintain the outdoor areas around the school including a wildlife garden, which is used by the school as an outdoor learning space.
For Mencap Haswell, which provides a number of services to people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, the Deloitte volunteers helped to prepare for their Christmas fayre by putting up Christmas decorations and wrapping presents. The team also had the opportunity to meet and spend time with the people who use the centre.
Another Deloitte team helped children at Seascape Primary School in Peterlee to design and make better use of a changing area and small garden space.
Deloitte volunteers also worked with Changing Lives, a national charity which provides specialist support services for thousands of vulnerable people and their families in the North East and across the UK. The group of volunteers worked the charity’s employment team to help service users practice and develop their interview skills.
Stephen Hall, office senior partner at Deloitte in Newcastle, said: “We think it’s important that our employees spend a day every year giving something back to the local community.
“There are some fantastic causes and projects in the North East that are always looking for that extra bit of support and we’re glad that we could help them.”
Jean Dixon M.B.E., Charity Manager at Mencap Haswell, said: “The team from Deloitte were amazing people who interacted socially with our members with a learning disability at a bowling session and a sing & sign practice. They also wrapped presents for Christmas which was a great help. Most importantly they were totally understanding of the people they were working with and our trainees loved the day and their new friends from Deloitte. Volunteers are a precious commodity to voluntary groups and their involvement and offer to help is priceless and truly appreciated by our charity. We are already hoping that the team will return and give their services in 2016.”
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