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NI Water volunteers help at Crosskennan Lane Animal Sanctuary

08 February 2024 11:32

 | NI Water News

An enthusiastic team of NI Water volunteers helped with the animals at Crosskennan Lane Animal Sanctuary in Antrim. A fantastic day was had by all helping this local charity.

The volunteering day is part of NI Water’s ‘Cares Challenge’ project which has been operating successfully for over ten years and is one of the largest corporate volunteering schemes in the province.

To date over 1,700 staff have volunteered in 120 challenges, equating to more than 12,000 hours.

NI Water volunteer Adam Lorimer commented “Helping out at Crosskennan Animal Sanctuary was a very enjoyable and worthwhile experience, I am very much an animal person so this one was great to be involved in!”

As part of the programme, activities are planned for various groups throughout Northern Ireland each year and are set up in partnership with Business in the Community’s NI Cares Programme. The programme identifies organisations and charities within the local community who need a helping hand with physical tasks such as gardening and painting.

Rose Kelly, Director of People and Learning explained: “Our volunteers have undertaken everything from gardening, painting and maintenance to environmental and fundraising days.  The extra assistance provided by our volunteers greatly enhances the facilities of the organisations we support, and improves the lives of their members.

“Volunteering has also proved to be a key part of our health and wellbeing toolkit.  Our teams gain so much from the experience, not only by helping the community, but also having the chance to spend time with colleagues from around the business that they might not otherwise have a chance to meet.”

In the latest project, volunteers from across the organisation made a valuable contribution to Crosskennan Lane.



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