Commercial is celebrating the success of its Change Champions programme and its volunteering scheme, where people take a day off to support local charities and causes. Last year 24 people from across the business took time out to support six charities, including the James Hopkins Trust, CCP, IT Schools Africa, the NSPCC, Sue Ryder and Maggie’s.
“The beauty of the volunteering scheme is that suggestions of charities to support can come from anywhere in the business,” said Simone Hindmarch, Managing Director and Co-founder. “While they have been mainly proposed by the HR team to date, in 2020 we want to encourage more ideas from across the business and engage more of the wider team. Our experience has taught us that fostering our employees’ passions means that we never run out of new ideas.”
According to Jenny Evans, Marketing Coordinator at IT Schools Africa, the equipment Commercial donated to IT Schools Africa is transforming education in Kenya, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. “The students and their communities will benefit from life enhancing knowledge and skills, access to further education and improved opportunities for employment. Thank you Commercial, for helping us to offer brighter futures to African schoolchildren.”