bdht pledges 1,000 hours to local charities

Staff at Bromsgrove District Housing Trust (bdht) will be volunteering to support local good causes with the gift of time as part of a new 1,000 Hours charity campaign.

More than 130 bdht employees will swap one day or 7.5 hours on the job to pledge their time to support local community initiatives throughout 2019.

To launch the campaign, eight volunteers visited Primrose Hospice in St Godwald’s Road on Tuesday 14th May. Together, bdht’s accountants, plumbers, and customer service professionals rolled up their sleeves and spent the day digging, weeding, pruning and sprucing up the hospice’s much-loved outdoor sanctuary.

Jo Wright, Volunteers’ Manager at Primrose Hospice, said: “We are so grateful to bdht’s green-fingered volunteers.  It was an extremely hot day but the team weren’t deterred and worked tirelessly to give our outdoor space a makeover.  We are absolutely delighted with the results.”

Samantha Powell, HR Officer at bdht, said: “As a not-for-profit organisation, everything we do is about best serving our residents. The 1,000 Hours campaign is designed to empower our staff to make time to make a difference in their community and we’ve been overwhelmed by their enthusiasm to take part.”

The gardening project is just the start, as bdht colleagues will gift their time throughout 2019 to support a wide variety of local charitable causes including youth groups, renovation projects and community fun days.  For more information, visit the bdht blog.