In an inspiring display of community spirit and social responsibility, a team of seven volunteers from Bowman Riley recently lent a helping hand at a day centre for homeless people in Harrogate.
The Harrogate Homeless Project charity runs the Springboard Day Centre, which provides food, shower and washing facilities, skills workshops, activities, psychotherapy, GP and other medical facilities for homeless people.
As part of our commitment to social value, we empower our team to contribute to charitable and community projects and offer each staff member the opportunity to take part in one volunteer day per year.
Over the last year, we have worked on various social housing projects for Harrogate Borough Council, including Cavendish House, the former homeless hostel previously operated by the Harrogate Homeless Project.
Ben Stone, an Architectural Technologist in our Leeds office, approached the charity to offer a team of volunteers to help brighten up the interior of the main break-out spaces within the new Centre.
Our volunteers brought their diverse skills and enthusiasm to the forefront for a day of painting and decorating at the day centre. Ben Stone, Karen Lee, Ruth Bush, Reece Smith, Robert Baxendale, Agnieszka Sidorczuk and Xinyao Zhou all helped make a real difference to the appeal and aesthetics in the centre.