Volunteering outing is child’s play for OWC staff

As part of our ongoing voluntary efforts, two teams from OWC recently took a short break away from our London office and spent the day giving back to their local community, volunteering at both Glamis Adventure Playground and Bolton Crescent Adventure Playground.

These small children’s charities, located in East and South-West London, have made a real difference to their local areas by providing a safe and inclusive space for young people to explore their creativity, make new friends and access educational and meal support services.

After learning more about the important work that both organisations are committed to, our teams were eager to get stuck in and ensure that local children can engage with these services for many years to come. A far cry from their typical responsibilities, our staff enthusiastically took on the challenge of painting fences, repairing play equipment, and sprucing up the landscaping of both sites ahead of the busy summer season of outdoor play due to kick off in the coming weeks.

Although tiring work, our teams thoroughly enjoyed their volunteer day, leaving a strong sense of personal achievement and an enhanced collaborative relationship with their fellow colleagues.

“It was hugely rewarding. It felt fantastic to see the difference we all made to the site in just a day by working together. It was good to be a little creative and to get outdoors away from our screens. I love taking part in the volunteering days. It was good fun, but also really interesting to learn about the charities and their support for young people and their families.”

James Williams, HR Coordinator, OWC

“We can’t thank you enough and you’re welcome back anytime! The children will be delighted with what you all achieved.”

The management of Glamis and Bolton Crescent Adventure Playgrounds

Evidently, a day well spent for all parties concerned.

Giving back to the local communities in which we work is a key part of our team activities, and resonated with our group company purpose to drive sustainability in energy and oceans – where we live and where we work.

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