Your Impact in the Community

Our sincere thanks to all the wonderful employee volunteers who have taken part in Team Challenges over the last couple of months.

Here’s a snapshot of what they have been up to in the local community and if this inspires YOU, then please get in touch with Katharine or Leona to find out more:


Redgate Animal Sanctuary have received support from both Nelsons and the Amateur Swimming Association, helping to ensure the charity is as appealing as possible to its animal-loving visitors: “We are a very small charity without a sizeable volunteer team so it has been lovely to have the business volunteers on site with us. They have all worked so hard and very been eager to contribute and make improvements. A big thank you to all involved!”

Jo Leadbetter, Trustee, Redgate Farm Animal Sanctuary

Teams from Topps Tiles, Kettleby Foods and Alltruck plc have been aboard the Green Lifeboat helping to keep our city’s rivers clean.

“We have benefitted massively. The team came away having grown a stronger relationship with people they do not have contact with on a daily basis at work. Everyone enjoyed it and would happily do it again”

 Jodie Hancock, Team Leader for Kettleby Foods


Gateley helped to create a kitchen garden for the children at Muddy Boots Nursery.

“Having the garden will help our children learn about where things are grown and how. We are hoping to invite parents and their children to help with planting and harvesting the crops – and to take them home to cook alongside their children, encouraging healthy eating and building on family relationships” 

Tracey Trafford, Room Leader, Muddy Boots


“A big, big thank you to the team – you have all done a lot of hard work and it will really benefit the classes in allowing them to get straight into their environmental learning instead of preparing the area”

Stefan Thomas, Barleycroft Primary School supported with an allotment makeover by Cambridge & Counties Bank


“In the short term, the fence removal will help to make the woodland feel more natural. In the long term, the removal of the self-set trees around the lake will help to maintain views for the public and help safeguard the grassland biodiversity” 

Brian Pollard, Sence Valley Forest Park supported by Fisher Scientific


“The Nylacast team helped prepare the land ready for our community tree-planting event and so enable even more people to get involved such as children and those less able to access overgrown areas of the site”

 Sarah Field, Saffron Heath project supported by Nylacast Ltd


Two teams from National Grid arrived at Dorothy Goodman School armed with paint brushes and tackled steps, sheds, a playground area, benches, the main hall and other indoor areas.

“Our team really got stuck in and worked hard. It’s so rewarding to see what we’ve achieved in only two days. We‘ve given the pupils a much more colourful environment and have a huge sense of satisfaction knowing that we’ve made a really positive difference for pupils and staff at the School.”

James Norman, Team Leader for National Grid


“The team worked really hard and were a pleasure to work with. They have made a big difference to the appearance of Castle Gardens. It was an excellent example of partnership-working helping to build on the value of volunteers in the community and the contribution they can make, as well as benefit from”

 Barry Ingram, Parks Development Manager for Castle Gardens supported by Walkers Snackfoods (PepsiCo)


Saladworks helped to overhaul garden areas at the Belgrave Children, Young People and Families Centre.

“This has enabled us to offer areas to our service users that we couldn’t before and brightened up areas that are used regularly. Some families do not have anything so this allows them to enjoy our facilities even more”

Emma Higgins, Belgrave Centre


And the Commercial Team from Topps Tiles painted throughout the Leonard Cheshire Disability Anstey centre.

“It was a great chance for each department to interact and talk to each other. It massively helped build on working relationships and create a real positive buzz amongst the team. There were several high points throughout the day – the incredible team work, the fun atmosphere and a big thank you form one of the residents which felt extremely rewarding.

On a personal note, I really enjoyed being Team Leader and felt a massive sense of pride knowing how much we had got done and how successful the day really was””

Laura Jacques, Team Leader for Topps Tiles

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