SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, is grateful to Sodexo for enabling its employees to give their time to volunteering work for the charity. A team of 11 Sodexo workers from different locations around the UK came together to spruce up the gardens of SSAFA’s Stepping Stone Home, a refuge for women and children escaping domestic violence.
Sodexo was an early signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant, and hold a Gold Employer Recognition Award, reflecting its commitment to the UK Armed Forces and veteran’s community. Helping its employees volunteer for SSAFA is an extension of this commitment.
Colin Maskelyne, Catering, Retail and Leisure Manager, Larkhill, said:
“Some people need support, and at Sodexo, we are fortunate to be able to take up to three day paid volunteering each year. It’s fantastic to be able to give back to the community and volunteering for SSAFA is particularly meaningful for me as I am ex-forces, as are many of my colleagues.”
Catherine Davison, SSAFA’s Corporate Account Manager, Commercial and Corporate Partnerships said:
“We had such a great day! The team painted 60 fence panels in 4 hours! We had a lot of fun, and really made a difference to the surroundings of the families who use this facility.
“It means such a lot to our charity’s beneficiaries to know that individuals and business not only are willing to put their hands in their pockets, but also to give their time towards making their lives a little bit better. Thank you Sodexo!”