Partners Group wins volunteering award

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Employee-volunteering charity York Cares has given The Partners Group a Golden Moments award for being the first company to take part in a Team Challenge after lockdown.

The award was announced at a virtual event to celebrate the huge difference that employee-volunteers have made in the city over the past year.

Partners Director Monica Green was interviewed by BBC Radio York about the team challenge, which took place last August at Greenfields School and Community Garden on Haxby Road, York, where the team pruned fruit bushes, raked grass and litter picked.

Monica said: “The team challenge gave us the chance to bring the team together in a COVID-safe way whilst also helping the local community. We’ve supported York Cares since it was formed in 2006 and are always inspired by their work. They make it so easy for employers to enable their staff to volunteer their time and skills, and help individuals and communities in most need. It was wonderful to receive a Golden Moments award.”

18 Golden Moments awards in total were given to volunteers from Nestlé, boxxe, Aviva, York St. John University, Benenden Health, Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF), Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust, Joanne Thompson (FCCA), University of York, and City of York Council.

The event included a screening of a film featuring York Cares’ Big Community Challenge at Rowntree Park, which the Partners team was also involved in. Watch it here.

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