Avison Young has been taking part in volunteering activities this week as part of the company-wide Day of Giving. The annual volunteer initiative, now in its eighth year, is focused on supporting organisations advancing sustainability, equality and health.
In Cardiff, the Avison Young team were involved in two different community activities, partnering with the Trussell Trust, and Keep Wales Tidy.
Supporting The Cardiff Food Bank operated by the Trussell Trust, the Avison Young team collected 50 bags of groceries, including a much-appreciated donation by Morrisons in Caerphilly.
The Cardiff Food Bank does invaluable work in the community: 14,521 three-day emergency food supplies have been provided to local people in crisis of which 5,464 (37.6%) went to children. During the pandemic in 2020, between September and December, volunteer drivers delivered food to supply 3,411 food parcels, providing for 2,062 adults and 1,349 children.
And onto bags filled with items of a different kind, the Avison Young team came together this week to collect over 35 bags of rubbish from the Taff Trail in Bute Park. The waste collected will be recycled or sent for energy creation by Cardiff Council.
Peter Constantine, Principal and Managing Director Avison Young in Cardiff said, ”It has been inspiring to see the Avison Young Cardiff team coming together to spend the day litter picking along the Taff Trail in Bute Park. A big thank you to Keep Wales Tidy for loaning us the equipment to do the job properly! We have also been collecting groceries for the Cardiff Food Bank which we will be delivering next week to support their valuable work within the community.”
Jason Sibthorpe, Principal and UK President, Avison Young, said:
“It is great to be representing Avison Young in our local communities in person again, following a successful, but fully virtual, Day of Giving last year. Coming together to make good things happen and building team spirit is now more important than ever. We believe when we support each other, we support our collective wellness. Led by our Emerging Leaders programme, our Day of Giving is just one way we continue to put people at the heart of everything we do.”
Throughout the UK and Ireland, Avison Young’s teams were involved with 30 activities in their local areas, comprising maintenance and conservation tasks at nature reserves, beaches and community parks, litter picking, collecting parcels for food banks, as well as a charity cycle and hike.
Avison Young believes in the positive impact commercial real estate can make all over the world, and is particularly invested in the places we live and work. Every year, teammates come together with their communities for our Day of Giving to help initiate change through action and partnership – supporting local organisations advancing sustainability, equality and health.