Do you know of a York community space that would benefit from a big transformation? Is it a big enough project to need 200 or so volunteers over a 3 day period?
You do? Well step this way!
York Cares, the organisation that matches up employee volunteers with community projects, are on the look out for their next Big Community Challenge (BCC).
Held over a week in June, the BCC is an amazing opportunity to improve a big community space and make a huge difference to the people living in the area.
A three month consultation period takes place where the event in planned in detailed, culminating in the practical work being done by volunteers, local businesses and community organisations working together.
In the past projects have improved school playgrounds, local parks and an old people’s home.
Last year the outside area of Tang Hall Community Centre was transformed into a Community Hub, providing a space for people to garden, socialise, play and celebrate together.
Over 175 volunteers were involved from many organisations including Aviva, ADVA Optical, Benenden, City of York Council, Evora Construction, First York, John Lewis, Langley’s, Nestle, North Yorkshire Police, Northern, Portakabin, Sainsbury’s, Tang Hall Primary School, TSP, The Partners Group, University of York, Waitrose and Yorkshire Bank. Plants, food and building materials were donated by Evora Construction, Homebase, Johnson’s of Whixley, Mitchell’s Landscapes, Portakabin and Waitrose.
This is a community project on a massive scale and everyone comes out of it with a sense of satisfaction of an amazing job done and a long lasting provision for the area involved.
So where next?
If you know the right site for this year get in touch, email Info@yorkcares.co.uk or telephone 01904 322855.