SHL Employees Community Week makes an Impact

Last week employees from local company SHL took part in #CommunityImpactWeek. During the week SHL employees across the world volunteer to give something back to their local communities - and Walton Charity were lucky enough to benefit.

Community Impact week kicked off with a group of SHL employees working with the residents of our sheltered housing (Mayfield and Fenner House) for a 1-1 ‘Tea & Tech’ session.

Five tech savvy employees sat down with residents and resolved issues with phones, iPads and all things digital over a cuppa. The residents simply loved the sessions and have requested more of the same

The next day a much larger group of fifteen employees gathered at our Home Farm allotments, where they cut back hedges to widen the access, strimmed and mowed the driveway and cut back the hedgerow. They put up a new sign and got out their paint brushes to brighten up the gates. The work was completed the following day by a further group of twenty nine employees who got stuck in by strimming and tackling brambles, as well as mowing all paths and communal areas. The transformation is simply amazing!

During the final day of Community Impact week, a group of 7 volunteers rolled up their sleeves and gave the ‘Quiet Room’ at our Fenner House sheltered housing a face lift. They cleaned windows, cleared out old furniture, washed and painted walls in a bright new colour and finished the transformation off by assembling flat pack furniture. Residents adore the new look!

In addition to helping with Walton Charity projects, SHL’s employees had a fantastic week working with other local charities. They transformed a garden at a property for homeless people managed by Elmbridge Rentstart and generous staff contributed to a food collection for Walton & Hersham foodbank, whose 3-day emergency food parcels help local people in crisis.