GSK Volunteer Day 2018
(15th October 2018)
GlaxoSmithkline (GSK) have always encouraged their staff and team members to contribute to local communities and support charities, like us, in their work. They launched “Orange Day” to give their employees one paid day off each year to volunteer for a good cause. Employees across the world have supported a wide range of charities and projects including distributing food to homeless people in Malaysia, organising a careers workshop for unemployed parents in Poland and supporting a recreation camp for young girls in India.
On the 27th of September 2018, we were delighted to welcome GSK to our learning and development centre at Green Corridor to spend a day with our team painting, creating bird boxes and cooking up jams and chutneys. GSK came along in their Orange Day shirts, eager to get involved and offer a helping hand wherever they could.
The day involved working on various of our different projects, we have recently invested in buying a new area for our learners to have their one to one sessions with our Youth Manager. This gave our volunteers plenty to get stuck into including painting the outside and decorations!