Blackwood charity worker takes the plunge for Project Scotland

Bungee Jump 2A staff member at Blackwood has taken a big leap for the charity that helped him get his first job by embarking on a 164 foot bungee jump.

Paul Richoux, social media coordinator at the housing and care provider, took part in the challenge at the newly refurbished Titan Clydebank Crane in East Renfrewshire to raise funds for volunteer organisation, Project Scotland.

Paul, 22, is thrilled to be able to give back to Project Scotland – which helped him to secure his first full time job with Blackwood.

Bungee Jump 1He said: “Thanks to Project Scotland volunteers have been coming to help Blackwood and its tech and innovative division for years now, and I can honestly they say that their contributions make a huge difference.

“It’s a fantastic charity and such a worthwhile cause – for me personally it’s great to be able give something back to Project Scotland after they helped me secure my first full time role with Blackwood.

“I’m proud to have raised £125 and I hope it will go towards helping someone in the same way Project Scotland helped me.”

Project Scotland help young people aged 16 to 30 to get on in life through volunteering with various organisations.

The initiative has partnerships with hundreds of charities, offering young people the chance to make a positive contribution to communities, gain experience and build their CV’s.

Blackwood has supported Project Scotland since 2011, creating a host of job placements with roles including journalist and content creator, PR and events coordinator and social media editor.

Since February 2013 volunteers have accumulated a staggering 5,382 hours of volunteer service for Blackwood.



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