09 June 2023
Colleagues and customers from across the country have taken part in FirstPort’s Community Day, which took place on 7 June 2023.
The day of volunteering provided the opportunity for us to give something back to the wider communities our developments are part of, with 16 local projects taking place across the country hosted by local property management teams.
Projects included litter picks, beach cleans, foodbank volunteering, work with a Ukraine support charity and grounds and community building tidy ups.
Property Manager, Mark Hart, who led the food bank volunteering at Hope Church in Hounslow said:
“The event was amazing, seeing young and old coming to collect their food hamper, it was an eye opener for all of us and my team would love to do this again. The Vicar and the leadership of the church could not thank us enough, as they were so grateful for us being there. The highlight of the day was seeing the smiles on the faces of the young mothers with children, receiving nappies, groceries and food”
Head of Operations, Chris Attwater, who supported the Worcester litter pick said:
It was really heartening to hear the positive feedback from members of the public who were impressed with the impact we made.
“The general view was that it was lovely to see us giving something back to the community near where we manage a large number of homes.”
Resident, Suzanne Florey, from Sovereign Court, who attended the Bognor Regis beach clean, said:
“I was hesitant about coming, but I am so glad I did. It’s been somewhat therapeutic and so nice to give something back – a chance to make new friends too.”