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LUCKY 13 FOR LICHFIELD VOLUNTEERING
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LUCKY 13 FOR LICHFIELD VOLUNTEERING

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Thirteen volunteers from npower’s offices in Burntwood got out from behind their desks, donned jeans, boots and gloves and gave a day to re-vamping Lichfield’s Family Justice Centre South East Staffs …

Thirteen volunteers from npower’s offices in Burntwood got out from behind their desks, donned jeans, boots and gloves and gave a day to re-vamping Lichfield’s Family Justice Centre South East Staffs in Upper St John Street.

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  • 1. PRESS RELEASE28 May 2012 LUCKY 13 FOR LICHFIELD VOLUNTEERINGThirteen volunteers from npower’s offices in Burntwood got out from behindtheir desks, donned jeans, boots and gloves and gave a day to re-vampingLichfield’s Family Justice Centre South East Staffs in Upper St John Street.The centre is attached to Pathway’s Hope Centre. Some 36 agencies, bothstatutory and voluntary, are involved, including Pathway Project, CitizensAdvice Bureau, Staffordshire Police, Independent Domestic ViolenceAdvocates, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, Staffordshire SocialServices, Victim Support, Changes Mental Health Services, Adsis and SouthStaffs PCT Lifestyle Service. It is somewhere where victims of domestic orsexual abuse can find all the services they need to support them, all in oneplace.Centre Manager, Kathy Bryers, is delighted with the volunteers’ rapidresponse to the cry for help, saying: “We wanted to make the entrance to ourbuilding as warm and welcoming as possible for our clients. We are tuckedbehind the Pathway Project building and knew we could do with a clean, crispfirst impression with moss and stones cleared away and doors and windowsglossed. As an addition, we thought it would be lovely to have some colourfulplants and were delighted when npower said it would contribute £150 so thatwe could buy what we needed. The result is a complete transformation.”The volunteers approached the task with gusto. Team leader, Jenny Knowles,a Bid Writing Manager, is delighted with the results of the day, saying: “This
  • 2. type of programme is a fantastic way of developing leadership andteambuilding skills and it gives something back to our local community, too.“I have volunteered before but it is the first time for practically everyone elseand they have all said what a brilliant experience it has been. Getting awayfrom our desks has given us all perspective and, in this case, a physicalchallenge, too. We ache and have got dirty for a day and it has been fantastic.Any other companies able to engage in volunteering just do it; the localcommunity gets a positive result and so does everyone taking part.”Volunteers’ Week is June 1-7. It is the ideal time for commercial concerns toforge links with local charities and organisations to gain mutual benefits.npower’s volunteering tasks are run in conjunction with CSV (CommunityService Volunteers).For further information please contact Yvonne Rush on 0121 436 5935 oremail yvonne.rush@blueyonder.co.uk Image: The npower volunteering team
  • 3. Image: Pippa Welch, Liz Walsh and Rachel Swan with front Jenny Knowles Image: Dave Lewis brushes up his painting skills
  • 4. Image: Kathy Bryers and Jenny Knowles with the ‘to do’ listAbout npowernpower is one of Britains largest electricity and gas suppliers and suppliesgas, electricity and related services to 6.6 million customers across the UK.npower has been awarded platinum status in Business in the Community’sCR Index and is one of twenty-nine companies to have achieved theCommunityMark since its launch. All CommunityMark achievers have beenrecognised for demonstrating excellence in their holistic and strategicapproach to community investment.

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