Give and Gain day

WRITTEN BY Local Partnerships
POSTED ON 4th July 2016

For the eighth year in a row, a team from Local Partnerships took part in the national Give and Gain day organised by Business in the Community.  Their members work together to tackle a wide range of issues that are essential to building a fairer society and a more sustainable future.  They hope to harness the power of volunteers from the business world to promote the three aims of the initiative which are to:

  • Mobilise a large volume of volunteers in one day
  • Increase awareness of importance of volunteering
  • Normalise volunteering within the business world

Doddington & Rollo Community Garden is a large roof garden in Wandsworth. Lack of resources meant that it was unused and the council handed over management of it to the Doddington & Rollo Community Roof Garden.  In a great demonstration of community ownership of green assets, the dedicated local team has turned it into a fantastic urban garden producing fresh fruit and veg that in turn they use for healthy eating projects and events for children and other members of the local community – free of charge.

This year we went back to Doddington & Rollo Community Garden which provided an opportunity for our new chief executive, Sean Hanson, to demonstrate he has practical, as well as strategic, skills.

⬆️ Strategic Director Martin Forbes writes for the MJ about levelling up and how to negotiate the challenges ahead. Join members of our bid review team for a webinar on 13 December to look at these issues further. Register here:

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