Staff Member Awarded Grant For Volunteer Charity Work

Staff member awarded grant for volunteer charity work

Date: 28 Jul 2017

The Bright Horizons Foundation for Children has awarded a volunteer grant of £250 to one of the organisation’s staff members as a result of her work for charity.

Pauline Bedford, Client Occupancy Coordinator based at Elizabeth House in Oxford, has been awarded the grant following her volunteer work for Style Acre which supports adults with disabilities. Bedford was nominated for the grant by her line manager Laura Howell.

Bedford’s main role for Style Acre has seen her play a key role as Race Secretary for the committee which organises the Wallingford Thames Run each May. The event has raised more than £5,000 for the charity over the course of the past four years.

“I am delighted to receive this volunteer grant for Style Acre and look forward to continuing to help with the great work the charity does in the future,” she said.

Chris Burrows, Community Fundraiser and Volunteer Engagement Manager at Style Acre, said the grant will go towards activities at the charity’s day services.

“Style Acre provides services for adults with learning disabilities and one of our most important services are our day services,” he said. “Our day services not only provide a safe place for adults with learning disabilities to attend, they also enrich their lives through a wide range of, not only fun, but developmental activities they can take away and use in their lives. Without important donations from local organisations and companies, we would not be able to provide the added value service we do.”

Volunteer Grants of £250 are awarded to Bright Horizons employees who volunteer for 40 hours per year or more for a specific charity. The grants are made to the charities for whom Bright Horizons employees volunteer.

“This demonstrates Bright Horizons commitment to making a difference in the communities where we all live and work, and support of causes which matter to our people,” said Emily Harris, Foundation Development Manager at Bright Horizons.