Trading shutters for gardening gloves in Winchester
Nigel recently spent a day with several businesses at Trinity Winchester, helping to tidy the garden of the local charity, and trying to get the centre looking its best.
Organised by Community First, the event was part of the Employee Volunteering Scheme, letting local businesses give something back to the community. Representing Shuttercraft Winchester, Nigel joined with people from a digital agency, solicitors, interior designers, and a nursing home.
Based in the heart of the city, Trinity Winchester is a charity that supports homeless and vulnerable people, aiming to change their situations and aspire towards positive fulfilling futures.
The charity provides a range of services such as training, healthcare programmes and drop-in centres to a broad variety of people, from rough sleepers to care-leavers on low incomes.
The Business Community Day brought people together to carry out a number of tasks such as helping to prepare lunches, as well as spending time cleaning the patio and weeding.
Swapping a tape measure and drill for a pressure washer and rake, Nigel took on the role of gardener for the morning, wearing some rather fetching blue overalls in the process.
Here is what Nigel had to say: “It was really hard work, and exhausting, but I really valued the experience! It is amazing to think that the city of Winchester is so affluent, but there is still an issue with homelessness. The charity does very valued work, and it was good to help out in a very small way for this worthwhile cause”.Posted On 2017-07-25