Give & Gain Day 2017
Give & Gain Day is the annual celebration of power and potential of employee volunteering and the positive impact it can have in communities, schools and workplaces across Wales. Through volunteering, companies and employees can develop stronger, longer-lasting community relationships, build their own skills and support local community / charity groups in the work they are doing every day.
2017 was another great year for employee volunteering and businesses rolling up their sleeves to get stuck in to practical and skills based challenges across Wales. Take a look at our 2017 Impact Report to find out more about happened!
In 2017, Give & Gain Day took place on Friday 12 May, with other volunteering activity taking place throughout the week (8 - 12 May 2017). In Wales, Give & Gain Day 2017 was sponsored by the the Welsh Government and Wales & West Utilities.
"I am very pleased that the Welsh Government is again supporting Give & Gain Day which is a great initiative and provides an extensive range of volunteering opportunities for businesses and employees to get involved and support their local communities. It provides a very rewarding and valuable experience for individuals whose involvement makes a real contribution and does really make a difference." - Ken Skates AM, Cabinet Secretary for Economy & Infrastructure, Welsh Government
"At Wales & West Utilities our skilled and dedicated colleagues do their very best to keep the communities we serve across Wales and the South West of England safe and warm. Employee volunteering allows us to engage and connect with the communities we serve and means local groups and organisations can take advantage of the skills that our staff have - from raking gardens to running workshops and from painting walls to refurbishing community centres! Give & Gain Day 2017 is a great opportunity to celebrate the benefits businesses can bring to communities through volunteering and we are proud to be involved." - Mark Oliver, Director of Business Services, Wales & West Utilities
We are delighted that so many Welsh employers took part in Give & Gain Day 2017. Thank you to:
|ACT Training Ltd||AF Blakemore & Son|
|All Round Energy||Arriva Trains Wales|
|Barclays Bank||Barry Building Services|
|BRC Recruitment||Carpets n Carpets|
|Castle Leisure||DAC Beachcroft LLP|
|Egnida||Finance Wales PLC|
|Firstsource Solutions||GE Aviation Wales|
|Gerald Davies Ltd||Glyndwr University|
|Hugh James Solicitors||IJF Heating|
|Inprova Energy||Intellectual Property Office|
|Ivor Cook||Jehu Group|
|Legal & General||Lovell|
|LRM Planning||Monmouthshire Building Society|
|MVR Solutions||Network Rail Wales|
|Office of National Statistics||Phillip Price Services|
|Principality Building Society||Public Health Wales|
|R&M Williams||Sony UK TEC|
|SPEnergy Networks||Strongs Partnership Ltd|
|V12 Retail Finance||Wales & West Utilities|
|Watts Truck & Van||Welsh Government|
|Welsh Government Warm Homes, Nest||WYG|
If you would like to find out more about employee volunteering activity in Wales, please contact
Simon Walters, Community Impact Co-ordinator, on firstname.lastname@example.org or 029 207 80054
Mark Emery, Community Impact Co-ordinator, on email@example.com or 029 2078 0055
Give & Gain Day 2016
As part of Give & Gain Day 2016, over 500,000 local people received over 9,000 hours of volunteer time, with an estimated value of over £100,000. Give & Gain Day projects took place in Cardiff, Newport, RCT, Swansea, Wrexham, Caerphilly, Vale of Glamorgan, Torfaen, Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil and Conwy.
To find out more about the positive impact that volunteering made in Wales through Give & Gain Day last year, please take a moment to download and read our 2016 Impact Report!