We’re supporting Give & Gain Day across the UK
16 May 2016
Give & Gain Day on the 20th May is the UK’s national day of employee volunteering in partnership with British Airways.
Over 200 of our employees will be volunteering their time to run community games events during a week of activities in Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester, London and Newport. Thousands of schoolkids will take part in the events, which include a series of fun-filled games.
The Give and Gain initiative by charity Business in the Community celebrates and raises awareness of the incredible power of employee volunteering.
It sees thousands of people from hundreds of companies across the globe spend a working day volunteering for good causes in their local community.
The activities are designed to develop keys skills such as confidence, teamwork, communication and problem-solving.
Volunteers from BT will spend time encouraging, mentoring and supporting the youngsters as they strive to complete a series of physical and mental challenges with the emphasis on fun.
Simon Benham, BT’s volunteering delivery manager, said: “We strongly believe that volunteering is good for our people and strengthens our business, as well as benefitting the hundreds of charities and local communities they support.
“These events are a fantastic opportunity for the children to learn some vital life skills in a fun and laid back environment.
“I hope they get as much out of the day as I know our volunteers will.”
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