Worcestershire Education Members help Community during COVID-19
Despite the many challenges that have been presented by Covid19, many of our members have been using this time to help support the local community and those in need.
Witley Jones supporting local foodbanks
Following the temporary closure of their Stourport-based site at the beginning of the lockdown, senior management at Witley Jones decided to utilise their time and resources to give back to the community.
Over the past few weeks, Matt Jones, Simon Downes and Dave Manser have been volunteering their time and resources in the form of a van and a driver to help support a number of local foodbanks in delivering essential supplies to those in need, working in partnership with Worcester Community Trust and Franche Community Church Foodbank.
“I have been doing three very local drops each week, which is absolutely no inconvenience to me at all. It certainly gives some perspective on life when you realise how many people within a stone’s throw of your doorstep require support.
It has been great to play a very small part in helping both these food banks’ great teams of volunteers, who tirelessly dedicate their time throughout the year.” comments Dave Manser about his experience volunteering.
Some great work from the Witley Jones team, who will also be looking to continue this volunteering in the future.
Landscapes Naturally supporting children learning at home
With many children currently unable to attend school, parents and teachers across the country have been tasked for the past few weeks with supporting their children’s learning at home.
As an expert in outdoor learning and play, Felicity Robinson has been supporting networks through providing some great tips and ideas for supporting their children’s learning at home, utilising their gardens and daily walks as an opportunity for fun learning.
“Getting children out into the natural world is so important for their mental health and wellbeing as well as for their education. It’s my working ‘mission’ to help teachers have the confidence to use the natural world more regularly as a learning resource. Now, more than ever, the mental health and well-being of children needs greater support, and there is so much evidence of the importance of connection with the natural world” comments Felicity.
Encouraging outdoor learning and play is a great way to keep your students and children engaged and learning, whilst also supporting their mental health through this difficult time.
LG Davis supporting Local Community
The team at LG Davis have been busy with a number of activities to support those in need during this Covid19 crisis.
They have donated food and supplies to a local foodbank being run out of Hollywood Christian Life Centre on behalf of Wythall Parish Council. They also donated 20 Easter Eggs and 10 boxes of assorted paper for children to use for schoolwork or just colouring, drawing or making things whilst learning at home.
“LG Davis have always recognised the importance of supporting the local community and are always looking for opportunities for how we can help support those in need.
With the Covid19 crisis presenting so many challenges for so many people, it is vital that everyone is doing all they can to help ensure they have access to all the support and supplies they need.
We are delighted to have supported this local foodbank and look forward to continuing to do our bit to support our local community” says Marcus Bowen, Sales & Marketing Director.
Rather Inventive offer free support for charities
An Internet Marketing, Video and Web Design agency based in Cirencester, Rather Inventive are offering free marketing help to charities, so they have the support and knowledge to share the great things they have been doing and engage and encourage more people to support them and their projects.
They have now made their Inventive Marketing club free to all charities for now and into the foreseeable future, providing them with access to exclusive content, tips and advice on marketing, video and the web.
“Many of us at Rather Inventive work remotely so for us it’s (mostly) business as usual. But for some it is going to be a period of hardship and this will be especially true for charities.
I don’t have much to offer so I’m going to make our Inventive Marketing club free to all charities for now and into the foreseeable future. I hope this small gesture will equip them with the tools to find more people willing to give and support their good work.” comments Founder, Ben Kinnaird.
It is great to see so many of our members doing such great things to support both their local and wider communities during this time of crisis and we are proud to share these great stories.