5,000 M&S employees across the UK have taken part in a week-long volunteering drive during June 2018, committing over 40,000 hours to 685 local projects that make a difference to the communities they serve
In Stone a team of 9 have supported the invaluable work carried out by Stone Community Hub.
Stone Community Hub is an independent registered charity dedicated to improving the lives of residents in Stone and its surrounding villages by providing support and advice in times of need with a Drop-In Centre, Youth Cafe and Food Bank.
In 2017, M&S announced its new community commitments as part of Plan A 2025, which included supporting colleagues to deliver one million hours of volunteering time by 2025.
M&S has ramped up its support to the communities it serves by supporting projects that really matter, aiming to bring people together to create meaningful change where we live and work.
Paul Cottrell Store Manager of M&S Westbridge Park Stone.
“We’re really excited to have come together as a team to support The Stone Community Hub. Volunteering makes a profound difference to communities, and we believe that lots of small actions from lots of people creates a lasting impact to initiatives that do so much good in Stone.”
Nationwide, M&S stores have joined their colleagues in volunteering by helping to transform local projects that make a real difference. In total, thousands of colleagues will support community projects across the breadth of the UK. Every project has a common goal, which is to bring people together – from creating vibrant outdoor spaces for the bereaved and elderly, to hosting events during The Great Get Together (22-24 June) to connect local people who are affected by loneliness.
Karen Wardell, Manager of Stone Community Hub said:
“We just wanted to say a big thank you to the volunteers from M&S Westbridge Park, Stone who took part in #MarksinAction over the last week- what a great job!” #volunteering #community #charity