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Deloitte staff turn out to help the community

Volunteers from the Newcastle office of business advisory firm Deloitte have taken part in a series of activities on behalf of six local community projects.

As part of the firm’s Impact Day, the Deloitte staff came together to help out at Action for Children in Newcastle, Mencap in County Durham, and at four different projects for Changing Lives in Newcastle.

For Action for Children, which is the Newcastle office’s local charity partner, the team of volunteers from Deloitte helped to tidy and maintain a garden and outdoor area used by the children and families which are supported by the charity. Action for Children supports children and young people to give them the practical and emotional support they need to help them thrive and build the skills they need for adulthood.

At Mencap Haswell, which provides a number of services to people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, the Deloitte volunteers helped with a range of indoor and outdoor activities, including gardening. The team also had the opportunity to meet and spend time with the people who use the centre.

Deloitte volunteers also worked with Changing Lives, a national charity which provides specialist support services for thousands of vulnerable people and their families in the North East and across the UK. The group of volunteers worked on four different projects for Changing Lives across Newcastle, running team building and confidence developing activities to engage with service users.

Stephen Hall, office senior partner at Deloitte in Newcastle, said: “We think it’s important that our employees spend time giving something back to the local community.

“There are some fantastic causes and projects in the North East that are always looking for that extra bit of support and we’re glad that we could help them.”

Mary O’Hagan, Head of Corporate Engagement at Action for Children, said: “We want to thank the volunteers from Deloitte for the incredible contribution they have made to Action for Children. Thanks to their hard work and commitment, we can continue to offer disadvantaged children and young people the skills they need to thrive and reach their full potential.”

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