Sustainability Superstars: What We Do For Our Community

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For many people, sustainability means recycling, switching the lights off, and walking instead of taking the car. But it is about so much more than this. It’s taking care of your surroundings, including the people and environment, it’s ensuring there are equal opportunities for all, and that we are creating sustainable communities and societies. This is why we are not just considering our own environmental policies, but what we do for the wider community.

In 2015, the UN created 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for each nation and organisation to work towards to ensure the safekeeping of the planet and everything on it. We are focusing on Goal 11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities, as we look at what our team members do for their communities.

Kristy Rowland has raised over £20,000 for local charity Prospect Hospice

Prospect Hospice provides end-of-life care to the people of Swindon and the surrounding area for over 40 years. Her next event is a Spring run in March.

Kristy and family in 2018

Leigh Cowlishaw volunteers on the Meeting Needs Board and Meetings Show Advisory Board

Meeting Needs is a charity founded by leading figures in the UK conference and events industry. Meeting Needs aims to raise funds for worthy causes relevant to the events industry. Natalie and Marlene from our team are completing the Three Peaks Challenge in aid of Meeting Needs.

Lucy Ruddick organises charity events

She has recently organised Zumba Masterclass to raise money for Dalat House Orphanage in Vietnam. More information can be found here. Lucy also teaches Zumba Gold (which is aimed at Older Adults & people returning to Fitness). This is very much a community fitness programme, which not only brings these people together for physical health benefits but, for also psychological benefits. Lucy also organises social get-togethers for them, as many live on their own.

Kim Cavilla is doing 100 skips a day for Cancer Research

Throughout February, Kim has achieved 100 skips a day for Cancer Research. When she is not skipping, she also helps at her son’s Scout group with whatever they throw at her, including Christmas card posting and sorting.

Emma Gales works very closely with Macmillan

Emma is a member of a few working/living with cancer groups and forums for Macmillan. She is also an active member of her local donkey sanctuary and adopts a donkey every year (and has done for the past 16 years!). Emma also regularly donates to the local RSPCA shelter.

Mark Bevan goes to his local beach and does regular litter picks and beach cleans

Emily Rogers does regular litter picks in her local area

She loves the outdoors and also braves the cold waters to do river swim litter picks.

Esther Janes helps her mum with respite care for a child with additional support needs

Kira Clinton is a Team Manager at Swindon Harriers, local athletics club who are involved with Track & Field, Cross Country, and Road Running

Our team are sustainability superstars. We are proud to share their outstanding efforts to support their communities. As an organisation, it is important to us that we encourage volunteering to ensure our local community flourishes, along with the people and environment within it.

If you would like to know more about our sustainability practices, please get in touch.