Following a recent move to remote working for our employees in Warwick, we’ve supported several colleagues, local community initiatives and charities by donating our excess furniture and catering equipment so they can be put to good use.
These include Shine a Light, Cawston Grange Primary School and Way Ahead Support Services. You can find out more about how we’ve helped and the impact this will have on people who access their services below:
Shine a Light
Shine a Light is a charity that supports families of children affected by cancer in the Coventry and Warwickshire area. Their services include home visits, clinics at hospital, counselling sessions, social events and day trips for families, drop-in sessions, holistic therapies, events for teenagers and tuition sessions. We’ve donated most of our café equipment, which they will be repurposing for their new premises to support the families they work with.
Sam Schoolar, CEO of Shine a Light, commented:
Cawston Grange Primary School
Some of our café equipment has also gone to Cawston Grange Primary School, based in Rugby.
Lindsay Walsh, Friends of Cawston Grange Primary School said:
Way Ahead Support Services
Way Ahead is a not-for-profit organisation based in Leamington Spa which provides person-centred care and support to vulnerable individuals. We’ve donated some of our cutlery and crockery to the charity, which they’ll be using to replace items in their supported living buildings, and also during the one-day activity services they provide.
Barbara Winterburn, Senior Administrator, Way Ahead Support Services, commented:
The transition to remote working follows the team successfully operating flexibly during and post-pandemic, and we know that many of our colleagues have enjoyed being able to spend more time at home and a better work-life balance. To support our employees with setting up their home offices, we’ve also given away desks and chairs to those who wanted them.
Thank you to our Warwick Management and Facilities Teams who have organised these donations and for ensuring colleagues are well equipped for home working. You can find out more about our other initiatives and how we’re having a positive social impact here.