[24/05/13] On Friday 17th May a team of volunteers from Hilson Moran took part in Give & Gain Day to aid in the regeneration of a housing estate in Shadwell, East London managed by the charity Eastend Homes. On the day, over 200 volunteers from Hilson Moran, Jones Lang LaSalle, Grant Thornton LLP, ITV and Lloyd’s bank descended on East London to restore different areas of the dilapidating housing estate.
The Hilson Moran team were tasked with 'bringing back the life' into two large communal gardens. During the day the team put their hands to mending and painting fences, priming the ground and laying the turf, planting shrub gardens and cleaning the communal area. The day not only enabled Hilson Moran to give back to the community with a sustainable environmental initiative but provided the opportunity for volunteers from across the organisation to pull together for a common cause and build on internal communication.
Tony Morris, International Commercial Director at Hilson Moran and Give & Gain Day attendee said: "We are delighted to have been involved with such a worthy cause on a national day of volunteering which attracted over 3,000 volunteers across the UK. Our efforts on the day were only truly realised when local residents praised us for our support and enthusiasm to provide them with greener spaces which they could enjoy with their families."