Supporting Nottingham Post’s Good Deeds
We are delighted to be one of the organisations supporting the Nottingham Post’s ‘Good Deeds’ initiative.
Since the launch of the scheme in the summer, dozens of kind-hearted businesses, groups of friends and individuals have pledged to help their local community with a ‘Good Deed’.
Mel Ozer at our Carlton Hill branch was one of the first in the city to make a pledge, revamping the Sensory Garden at Carlton Hill which was formally re-opened last week.
The Senior Customer Adviser says ‘The idea came about from us wanting to plant some ‘forget-me-nots’ and grew into a full-on makeover with a little help from the Carlton community.
‘We were really overwhelmed when it came to unveiling the plaque at just how far we had come. I can’t describe how proud I am to have been part of it.’
Sherwood decided to help out charity ‘Window to the Womb’ by collecting knitted baby clothes and hats to sell. Staff and customers helped to make over £1,700 for the charity which are part of Nottingham Hospitals Trust.
In Netherfield, the team helped out their local community centre’s Macmillan Coffee Morning by making cakes and even helping out with the washing up whilst West Bridgford and Wollaton branches took part in a static cross-channel rowing ‘challenge’ to raise pennies for SportsAid.
Chief Executive David Marlow says ‘We’re really pleased to be involved in the Post’s campaign. Since the launch of Doing Good Together in 2011, we have donated almost £500,000 to good causes through fundraising, grants and volunteering.
‘These ‘Good Deeds’ are a brilliant example of just some of a the great work we do, and the commitment of our people to their local communities.’
The full list of ‘Good Deeds’ can be found here