Rebuilding, empowering and supporting are some of the key life skills helping vulnerable and homeless people in need on a daily basis at West Bridgford-based charity, The Friary.
It is this vital work carried out by The Friary in West Bridgford which Domestic & General employees have been learning about as it recently nominated the charity as its local chosen charity for the year.
The visit is the start of many activities and fundraising support Domestic & General will be giving The Friary throughout the year.
Set up more than two decades ago to help the homeless, The Friary aims to boost employment skills and provide companionship.
Daniel Disney, from Domestic & General’s Sky Protect retentions team, said: “It was great to meet the Friary team and to get a true experience of just how simple things make a big difference to someone’s life.
“Their advisors were very caring and took their time to show and explain how they run the charity. With Domestic and General’s input I am sure we can help to make a change whether it be big or small.”
Helen Jones, marketing and communications officer for the Friary, said: “It was a pleasure to meet members of staff from Domestic & General as they toured our allotments and our day centre.
“They showed a real interest in the work we do and displayed a genuine concern for the issues we are dealing with. I
“I’m sure their enthusiasm to help will be passed onto their work colleagues back at the office to help motivate them into helping us.
“With so many employees each doing a little bit we can potentially achieve a lot for the Friary.”