A team of staff from Gi Group UK visited Help for Heroes Recovery Centre, Tedworth House, today as part of Give and Gain Day.
They volunteered to come along and help out with tasks in the woodland and garden – making new bird boxes and woodland benches - all helping create the amazing environment which supports recovery by providing quiet and reflective spaces for our wounded, as well as supporting our environmental programme at the Recovery Centre.
The team were also given a tour of Tedworth House and met Help for Heroes Band of Brothers member, Graham “Harry” Monk (below, left), to learn more about how the money they raise is used and how much their support is appreciated.
Steve King from Southampton Gi said, "Coming today has given me an appreciation of how in-depth the support is that Help for Heroes provides. It's really eye-opening. This is a place I'd like to be here for years and years; always here to provide support."
Gi Group staff voted for Help for Heroes, the first time a nationl charity partner has been chosen, and are aiming to raise £50k for the charity through a wide range of fundraising activities - from cakes sales and skydiving to a fundraising ball.
Gi Group UK Chief Executive, Jess Watts said: “Choosing Help for Heroes was a decision based on the strong synergies between the two organisations - which both passionately strive to help improve the lives and prospects of those they work with. It is a strong cultural fit and a charity the company has been proud to adopt.
“We are already a highly motivated fundraising organisation but the selection of Help for Heroes as our designated charity will help us make a real impact by focusing staff engagement, effort and resource even further.
“What proved equally compelling for Gi Group UK was theopportunity to provide tangible value through the training, mentoring and re-employment opportunities our expertise can provide for injured service men and women.”
Read more about our partnership with Gi Group UK here.