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Make a Difference with the Kindness Economy

Customers care about how a business treats people, how it gets involved in the community and how the business impacts the planet. 40% of Millennials, the most powerful consumers in the world, stated that the goal of business should be to ‘improve society’.

This is known as the Kindness Economy which is built on the stuff that we care about and runs on the currency of kindness. The more people spend their kindness, the more the community benefits.

Our Kindness Economy in North Surrey is flourishing with local businesses helping their community and making a difference. Alcon employees have written over 100 cards and letters to older residents in Surrey Heath for local charity Surrey Heath Age Concern. Enterprise in Egham have committed to helping 13 local charities at Christmas with 230 gifts for their beneficiaries. London Irish Rugby Club employees cooked meals, shopped and collected hundreds of prescriptions for Spelthorne residents during lockdown.

Your business can join the Kindness Economy in North Surrey and we can help your business make a difference. Contact tj@voluntarysupport.org.uk for more information https://www.kindnesseconomy.com/

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Salesforce at Hersham Hounds

A fantastic employee volunteer group from Salesforce started 2020 volunteering at Hersham Hounds. The dedicated charity helps retired greyhounds find their forever homes. At any one time they care for over 80 dogs and as they are self funding they rely on the generosity of their supporters

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Enterprise Rent a Car Egham Angel Tree

The staff at Enterprise Rent a Car Egham as part of the Angle Tree Initiative donated over 340 gifts for individuals in need this Christmas. This included children, the elderly, families in poverty and the homeless. Their huge generosity makes a significant difference to those in our local community who find themselves vulnerable at Christmas time.

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This Christmas employees at Compass in Chertsey donated 60 gifts for Traumatised Children in Foster Care and Dementia Support Carers as well as 75 flasks for the homeless. Their kind generosity helped to ensure the most vulnerable in our local community were not forgotten.

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Make a Difference Day in Surrey 2019

Every year we organise 2 inclusive volunteering events to involve groups of local businesses who donate their time to make a difference to the local community. Our mission is to inspire volunteers to ‘get up, get going and get active’.

Make a Difference Day is an important date in our volunteering calendar. It takes place at the beginning of October and it’s a chance for employees of local businesses to make a difference in Runnymede, Spelthorne and Surrey Heath.

If you and your colleagues are interested in a day outdoors helping the National Trust at Magna Carta on Tuesday 1st Oct or at Finchampstead Ridges on Wednesday 9th Oct please contact TJ@voluntarysupport.org.uk for more details.

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ADP Chertsey Volunteer at Sayes Court Green Spaces

Sayes Court is overrun with an invasive plant species called Himalayan Balsam which needs to be pulled to control the population and give other plants the opportunity to grow.  The volunteer crew from ADP had lots of energy and managed to clear an area far in excess of that expected.  They just got stuck in despite the hot sun and nettles and managed to make a real difference to the area.

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Enterprise Egham Volunteer at St Peters Hospital

St Peters Hospital relies on volunteers to help keep the hospital courtyards and grounds tidy and welcoming for patients and their visitors.  An enthusiastic team from Enterprise set about tidying the garden areas to make them look appealing to both staff and patients who are able to go outside and enjoy the green spaces.

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Fisglobal Volunteer at Mane Chance

Mane Chance provide sanctuary and relief from suffering for horses, while promoting humane behaviour to all animals and mutually-beneficial relationships with people who need them.  The hard working team from Fisglobal cleared the area around the pond which would have taken them weeks to do.

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