Back in Action UK is committed to supporting charitable organisations and enabling their staff to volunteer or support local charitable organisations of their choice.
Our chosen charity of 2016 is Mind in Kingston
Previous charities include, FareShare, In Deep and Cancer Research UK.
Maiden Lane Community Centre
On Saturday December 10th, 2016 some of the Back in Action UK team gave up their precious weekend to help Maiden Lane Community Centre run their Christmas Event for the people in the surrounding housing estates. It was great fun and there was lots to do: setting up the Santa Grotto, putting up (and taking down) a bouncy castle, setting up and clearing away tables and chairs, washing up, serving food, helping Santa hand out his presents…you name it. Maiden Lane Community Centre is a fantastic place – providing help, support, learning and fun to those who most need it in a number of different ways. We were privileged to be part of it and hope to do more with them in 2017.
Fare Share 2015
On a grizzly Saturday in March, a team of eight of our colleagues came together in Nechells, Birmingham to makeover the FareShare office. The space was looking dull and tired and in need of some TLC. We worked together with some of the brilliant FareShare volunteers to give the office, kitchen and social area a fantastic overhaul. We painted all the walls in the lounge, kitchen and main office white and glossed the woodwork. Two huge FareShare logos were hand painted beautifully onto the walls to help to demonstrate a more professional look. The bench at the front of the office was always sprayed red, with two tyres spray painted green. The tyres will be filled with flowers to help bring the front of the building to life in line with the brand colours. To complete the makeover, our Physiotherapists set up the office and each of the workstations in an ergonomically sound way to help prevent injury and generally promote a healthy, positive work space.