Volunteering scheme ‘Day for Kent’ is praised

As part of our commitment to the community, all of our colleagues spend one day a year volunteering at a local good cause.

The scheme has been running for more than seven years and during that time we’ve sold hundreds of poppies alongside the Royal British Legion, built sheds at Kingfisher Primary School, painted railings at Medway Maritime Hospital and lots more.

Since it started the scheme has given more than 1,500 days of volunteering time to local organisations and good causes. Our latest team to complete their Day for Kent is our Asset Investment Team.

mhs homes staff volunteering at Port Lympne

The team of 10 carried out a number of tasks at Port Lympne, a breeding sanctuary for rare and endangered animals based in Hythe. They painted three safari trailers that are used to take visitors around the reserve.

“I’ve helped at an RSPB reserve and have also cleared a local churchyard before. I thought it’d be good to offer our help to Port Lympne this year and for the team to witness the very important work that Port Lympne does to protect endangered species. The Day for Kent programme allows the team to get together in an informal atmosphere to give something back to Kent. It really was a great day and we were rewarded with a safari tour around the park at the end.”

Shaun Moys, Senior Project Manager

“It makes a huge difference to us to be able to get free and enthusiastic assistance rather than always having to pay contractors. As you are well aware every penny saved means more money to help endangered species and reintroduce animals back into the wild and that’s the whole reason we are all here.”

Angie Sutton, the Port Lympne Estate Manager

To find out more about the difference we make here.