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    Doosan Babcock’s volunteer army serves communities again

    Employees at UK-based engineering specialist Doosan Babcock today joined colleagues around the world in a day of charitable deeds to mark the third Doosan Day of Community Service. Around 500 staff members kept the community spirit alive by providing a wide range of activities in support of local charities, including painting, general indoor and outdoor maintenance works, and the building of a sensory garden.

    Organisations to benefit from the volunteering activities today include:

    • Lapwing Lodge Activity Centre, which specialises in offering low-cost outdoor activities for the local community;
    • Accord Hospice, which provides free palliative medical and nursing care;
    • Cherrie Daycare Nursery for children;
    • St James' Primary School;
    • The Thistle Foundation, a charity supporting people with disabilities and health conditions.
    • Ifield Park Care Home, which provides a caring home for up to 73 residents who are elderly, frail or have dementia, as well as a variety of day care services and respite care;
    • Prospect Housing, which runs independent living schemes for vulnerable adults and people with physical and learning disabilities and other special needs;
    • Mind, the mental health charity;
    • Crawley food collective; which stores, distributes and provides food to those in need in the Crawley area;
    • The Dame Vera Lynn Trust, which provides schooling for children with cerebral palsy;
    • Hospice at Home;
    • Gateshead Carers Association;
    • Ellerton Village Hall;
    • Ashes Playing Field in Howden;
    • Kippax Welfare and Social Charity;
    • Goole Brownie Hut;
    • Prince of Wales Hospice in Pontefract;
    • Food donations to Selby, Goole, Knottingley, Morecambe, Hartlepool, Wilton, Anglesey and Brigg foodbanks;
    • Cleethorpes and Grimsby Riding School for the disabled;
    • Amber House, Brigg which provides care for those with learning disabilities;
    • Murray Hall’s Tividale Children's Centre, which provides offer a wide range of services for children and families in the local area, including early education integrated with day care, and family support services;
    • Brockswood Animal Sanctuary in Sedgley, which cares for rescued animals and undertakes conservation works to provide a haven for local wildlife; and
    • High Flyers Wombourne a charity organisation running a centre for young adults with learning difficulties.

    The Doosan Day of Community Service is a global initiative that sees up to 10,000 Doosan employees in 16 countries volunteer their time in support of their local communities.

    Simon Hopkins, Director, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for Doosan Babcock, said: “I am delighted to be able to say that for the third time running the Doosan Day of Community Service has been a huge success. As ever, I am proud to see just how many colleagues up and down the country got to work to serve such important causes.”

    Volunteers from the Crawley office ready for the day ahead Volunteers from the Crawley office ready for the day ahead