Throughout 2022, bdht employees have given one day, or 7.5 hours, on the job to pledge their time and support good causes as part of our 1,000 hours charity campaign.
Employees from Bromsgrove District Housing Trust (bdht) continued their drive to give back to the community as they supported local good causes with the gift of time as part of their 1,000 hours initiative, an ongoing scheme which sees employees giving something back to the community.
The bdht team has enjoyed a busy year helping the communities through a wide range of projects. These have included ‘The power of an hour’ campaign, visiting some of bdht’s Independent Living Schemes to chat to customers over a cup and cake, with the aim to help combat loneliness. This continued with supporting fundraising at the Primrose fete, collaborating with the Basement Project for picnic in the park, renovating an area of Charford First School waste ground to create a rainbow garden, Tree planning project with the County Council and Wildlife Trust, bdht’s yearly family fun days, helping out at the Dodford Children’s Farm, Macmillan cake sale, Children’s Toy collection, and distributing Christmas food hampers alongside Newstarts.
The campaign exceeded expectations with the total figure of hours complete finishing at 1,022 hours.
Samantha Powell, HR Officer at bdht, said: “The 1,000 hours initiative has taken our team on a fantastic journey. We are incredibly proud to have given back to local organisations which play such a vital role in the community. Not only has this helped worthy causes, but our staff have also united in such a strong way and we have really developed as a team.
“We look forward to continuing this project in the years to come as we have seen such a positive impact this campaign has created.”
Following the success of this year’s project, bdht will be looking for similar community projects where they can work alongside others organisations supplying the labour. The application process will be launched within the next few months.