Employees from a Marlow based company have taken part in a ‘Do Good’ week helping members of the local community.
Now in its fourth year, Dun & Bradstreet’s ‘Do Good’ week is an initiative that encourages employees at their locations around the world to take part in a week of volunteering in their local communities.
Although the company does have a matched giving scheme and other fund-raising, the focus of ‘Do Good’ week is on sharing time and skills with others rather than just financial support.
In 2017, global employees at Dun & Bradstreet collectively contributed over 8,300 hours of volunteer time during ‘Do Good’ week. In 2018, 200 of Dun & Bradstreet’s UK employees took part this year across the companies three locations, with the majority based at their HQ in Marlow.
The 2018 ‘Do Good’ week took place between Monday 16th to Friday 20th July 2018 and included the following local locations/activities:
- Longridge Activity Centre
- Holtspur School
- Charity Skateboard Build on site at Dun & Bradstreet’s office @ Marlow International. Employees built and decorated skateboards to be donated to vulnerable children via charities such as Barnardo’s.
- Thames Valley Adventure Playground (Dun & Bradstreet’s official charity for 2018)
- Chiltern Society
- Woodrow High House
- One Can Trust
Ed Thorne, UK Managing Director at Dun & Bradstreet, said: ‘Dun & Bradstreet have been based in the Marlow and Wycombe area for many years and it’s important to us to give something back to the community we work within. We had more people than ever getting involved in our latest ‘Do Good’ volunteering week to support a range of local charities and worthy causes.‘
One of the locations for the 2018 ‘Do Good’ week was the One Can Trust where employees from Dun & Bradstreet helped with food sorting and tidying up in the warehouse. Below is a tweet from the One Can Trust Twitter page :
Dun & Bradstreet @dnbukteam thank you so much for your help with food sorting and tidying up in the warehouse. Very much appreciated; we look forward to seeing you all again. #DoGood week #volunteering #hardworking #foodbank pic.twitter.com/4cTcYRsPXs
— OneCanTrust foodbank (@One_Can_Trust) July 25, 2018