A group of 10 volunteers from Unum – one of the UK’s leading financial protection insurers – has recently devoted a day away from the world of insurance to volunteer for leading Hampshire-based disability charity Enham Trust.
One in a series of corporate volunteering days organised between the charity and Unum, the team – from Basingstoke – spent the day learning more about the charity’s rich history, lying in the award-winning village of Enham Alamein, and its ambitious plans for the future.
The volunteers were also given the opportunity to work in one of Enham Trust’s successful Social Enterprises – Enham Third Party Logistics – helping to pack tea bags for long-term clients such as Fortnum & Mason, and experiencing first-hand how the charity has supported and made a positive difference to the lives of the Enterprise’s 40 employees, the majority of whom have a disability.
“It has been an excellent day,” commented Unum employee Kerry Wheatley. “It’s been an eye opener to what they do here at Enham Trust.”
Enham Trust supports over 7,500 disabled and disadvantaged people across the country to live lives of choice, control, and independence; volunteers and corporate volunteers such as Unum play an integral part in this work. This year alone, 160 individual volunteers and 9 local businesses provided the charity with over 18,500 hours of support, valued at almost a quarter of a million pounds.
For more information about Enham Trust, please visit: www.enhamtrust.org.uk