On Friday the 14th of September a group of volunteers from Walgreen Boots Alliance attended HOPE Community Services as a part of their CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility). The volunteers tasked themselves with painting HOPE’s homeless hostel.

HOPE would like to thank them for their community support. They did a fantastic job painting the hostel, and really banded together as a team.

Volunteers who took part in the day gave their opinions on the day;

A message from Cary “I really enjoyed it. It was great to do something completely different with work colleagues and I was so impressed at how everyone got stuck in and what we managed to accomplish.  All the staff at the hostel were so friendly and I admire those who give so much of their lives to such a great cause.”

A message from Jon. “We were made very welcome by the Hope team who had prepared in advance to make our day as productive as possible – Andrew couldn’t do enough for us (Including donating most of his birthday cake to us, as it was his birthday that day).”

Lucy their project assistant stated “It was a humbling experience – it put a few things into perspective. There was a very positive feeling when we finished – we had made a difference and our efforts were genuinely appreciated.”

HOPE would also like to thank Walgreen Boots Alliance staff and volunteers who also held a collection, where they managed to raise and donate £120 to HOPE.