We are delighted to announce that Waldon Telecom has received the Corporate Volunteer Engagement Award at the South Derbyshire CVS (Community Voluntary Support) Awards, for its social value efforts in Gresley.
In June, staff from Waldon’s Notice to Quit (NTQ) Acquisition team came together to give back to the community close to its Diseworth office, undertaking a project at St George and St Mary’s Church.
The project, which was found through the South Derbyshire Volunteer Force, saw Waldon’s team lay the foundations for a community garden at the church. The team took part in the groundworks and helped to clear the site ready for the landscaping team, with the materials moved from the clearance used to make bug hotels and wildlife habitats for local school children to study.
The work completed by the team helped the church move forward with its plans for accessible planting areas, raised beds, shared harvest and community cooking events, as well as a space for local schools and youth group to spend time outside studying local wildlife.
Last week, Jemma Ray and Becky Garvey, both part of the NTQ Acquisition team, attended the South Derbyshire CVS award ceremony, receiving the award for Corporate Volunteer Engagement on behalf of the team.
Speaking on the importance of giving back to the communities in which we work, Jemma Ray, Acquisition Project Manager, said: “As a business we put our local communities at the forefront and it’s great we are finding some creative ways to give back. Being involved with South Derbyshire Volunteer Force and being able to see the community garden thrive has been a wonderful experience. And I am reliably informed there is always a cuppa at the gardens when we are passing.”
Waldon Telecom recently introduced a Charity Donation and Volunteering Policy, as another step towards building a high performance and values led culture.