Our building which is used on a daily basis by children and adults with learning disabilities was in need of some TLC, which two teams of corporate volunteers were more than happy to provide.
The PPP team from Surrey County Council repainted LinkAble’s corridor and toilet areas, including thoroughly cleaning and prepping first! It was a big job which they did brilliantly.
A team from Talogy, Guildford, tidied the centre’s outside space, including grappling with weeds and moving earth left over from the removal of a raised bed. They also laid a new foam floor in LinkAble’s sensory room.
Jess Clark, Policy, Planning and Projects Manager at Surrey Council told us,
We were very humbled to contribute something to Linkable’s activity. We wanted to support Linkable as they deliver life-changing services to some of our most vulnerable residents. Providing independent living skills and creating an environment where people can make friends, have fun and relax is a unique mix that will make a difference in people’s quality of life. Our team worked hard to complete the makeover in a day and there were lots of laughs, owed in part to throwback music choices and interesting dance moves!
Dan Hughes at Talogy said,
This was a fantastic volunteering day for the Talogy team – an opportunity to give a little something back to the local community and help spruce up the outside space and sensory room at LinkAble. It was thoroughly rewarding on a personal level and also a great team-building experience at the same time. The LinkAble team were very welcoming and it was a pleasure to be able to help them out.
Alison Keeley, LinkAble CEO said,
We are so thankful for the time and effort donated to use by Surrey County Council and Talogy. The improvements they have made to our centre will be enjoyed by people with learning disabilities daily. Corporate volunteering is vital for LinkAble because it makes such a tangible difference to our work and frees up funds for us to use elsewhere. For the volunteers, it's a great team-building exercise, guaranteed to leave you with a real sense of accomplishment. There's still more to do around The Link, so organisations across Surrey are welcome to contact LinkAble to find out how they can get involved.