Housing team complete green challenge

A group of Incommunities staff got a taste of the great outdoors as part of a global volunteering challenge.

Incommunities staff joined colleagues from Yorkshire Water to tidy up Blackhills Scout Campsite near Cottingley.

They were among thousands of workers from across the country to take part in the Business in the Community’s Give and Gain Day (17th May 2013).

The Incommunities makeover team included joiners, plumbers, estate workers and administrative staff and together they helped decorate and repair two buildings at the camp site. They also cut back overgrown shrubs, put up fencing and even tried dry stone walling.

The project was the latest challenge to be carried out by housing group staff as part of its commitment to encourage employee volunteering.

Geraldine Howley, Incommunities Group Chief Executive, said: “I am proud of our track record of volunteering work and continued support for Business in the Community.

“We are deeply committed to playing an active part in the communities where we live, work and do business.”

“Challenges like this environmental project are a great way of using employees’ skills and take time away from the workplace to make a positive difference to other people’s lives.”

“As an ‘Investor in People’ employer we actively encourage staff to get involved in volunteering activities as a good way of improving their own wellbeing.”

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