Link staff improve grounds at Camphill Blair Drummond
Staff from Link Group rolled up their sleeves recently to help a project near Stirling as part of its LinkGiving initiative.
Over 120 employees from Link’s Development and Asset Management team spent a day carrying out various gardening, joinery/construction, painting, clearing and grounds maintenance tasks to help improve the grounds for residents and visitors at Camphill Blair Drummond.
Camphill Blair Drummond is a supportive community for adults with learning disabilities to live, learn, work and relax. It provides residential and day care activities for those with complex learning needs.
Gerry Mckeown, service delivery manager at Camphill, said: “The LinkGiving day was fantastic. Link has saved us a few thousand pounds, with 120 people giving us a full day’s work. The true value to Camphill staff and residents cannot actually be measured. What Link staff have achieved is great! Thank you very much.”
LinkGiving gives employees the opportunity to go the extra mile to help make a difference to the communities in which Link has a presence. It involves giving up a working day to take part in voluntary activities to benefit the local community.
Over the years, teams of Link employees have worked on various different projects, ranging from redecorating hostels for homeless people in Edinburgh, cleaning a stretch of the Forth and Clyde canal in Falkirk to creating a garden space at the Hayfield Centre in Glasgow.
Colin Culross, director of Development and Asset Management, said: “I’m immensely proud of what Link staff achieved here. Camphill provided us with the opportunity to make our contribution to their very worthwhile work, both within their own community, and to the many residents and visitors who come from Link’s own neighbourhoods. LinkGiving does exactly what it says on the tin and everyone involved worked together to make this such a memorable and truly worthwhile event.”