The Community Team is a well-established part of North Highland’s London office. Set up by consultant Toby Ayre, the Team supports a number of internal initiatives, all working towards the same objective; to give back to the community by using our consulting skills to tackle new and different challenges. This series of blog posts will introduce four of the Community Team’s great initiatives: Good Works; Blood Donation; our Day of Giving Back; and The Green Team. So read on for an insight into the amazing things we have achieved alongside our client work, and just maybe you will be inspired to get involved in your local Community Team too.
Part 3: The Day of Giving Back
Each year, North Highland sets up a ‘Day of Giving Back’ where a number of volunteers work towards an event for our charity of the year. This year, around 50 North Highlanders organised an activity day with our charity for this year – Regenerate.
On the day, half of our North Highlanders dug out their trainers for a 10-mile challenge walk around Richmond Park, taking lots of selfies along the way – of course! The other half put their decorating skills to good use, repainting Regenerate’s youth centre – which was all fuelled by lots of yummy sandwiches from The Feel Good Bakery, (which you can read about in another one of our blogs, by clicking here). Later on in the day we all met up for a big BBQ so that everybody from North Highland could mingle with people from Regenerate and the local community. Sunshine, burgers and meeting new people – what more could you want?!
As part of the day, Regenerate was also raising money for their partner project in Kenya. Money raised from this event, was matched, up to £700, by Santander. However, the day was about so much more than just about money. Andy, Regenerate’s founder, told us:
“The youth centre is looking fresh and sparkling and the vibe with the young people this week here has been great. The place is buzzing. Thank you guys for all you are doing, your impact as a company is game changing for us. You guys were amazing on Saturday!” – Andy, Director of Regenerate
Thanks to all of the organising committee (Angella Rose, Daisy Baldwin, Kate Manson, Maris Natrin, Niran Samra, Ruth Jenkins, Satbir Bassra and Toby Ayre) and to everybody who spent their Saturday helping Regenerate.
The Day of Giving Back is a key part of our charity work each year. It not only sees wide involvement from across the company but also allows us to have a load of fun while making an impact with our charity. To see exactly what we got up to, take a look at the video here.
The London Community Team Series is brought to you by Laura Hancox, an Analyst in the London office with business analysis experience in Retail and FMCG. Laura has collaborated with others from the London office to bring together an insight into the varied community initiatives supported by the London office.