Swanswell and Sky work together to improve service users’ surroundings
17 August 2010
Swanswell, a national charity which wants to achieve a society free from problem alcohol and drug use, has recently benefitted from Sky’s volunteer scheme which saw 28 Sky workers improving the Coventry office’s waiting area, client rooms and garden.
Mark Kelly, Sky Team Manager and his team of 27 Sky employees spent a weekend in Coventry painting walls and landscaping the garden.
Mark said: ‘As a region and a business we look at what we can do to support our local community. My team and I wanted to work with an organisation that also gives something back and Swanswell fitted the mould perfectly.
'The makeover we carried out was to make the office more inviting to their clients and improve the working environment for their team members so that Swanswell can help their service users in a nicer environment.’
Caroline Gadsby, Coventry Operations Manager said: ‘We’re extremely grateful to the Sky team, as well as our Swanswell colleagues who did so much work getting everything ready. Thanks to this great team effort we now have an office that’s a pleasure to work in and a garden where we can relax.’
Debbie Bannigan, Swanswell Chief Executive, said: ‘At Swanswell we focus on the positives and go above and beyond the call of duty to help our service users lead happier lives. With the help of Sky, our office now reflects the amazing work we do whilst creating a better atmosphere for our team members and service users.’
Swanswell would also like to thank SUBCON Laser Cutting LTD and 3D Finishers for their contribution to the project.