Local business supports group in Merton

The private sector in Merton has always placed value on corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives and we have always been impressed with the amount of support the voluntary sector receives from our local business community.

With support from Volunteer Merton, Merton Giving and MVSC; Close Brothers Group were able to give their time at Christmas to an organisation needing some extra hands to feed 200 residents. 

At Close Brothers Group, corporate social responsibility is actively encouraged and as such all employees are entitled to take off a volunteering day each year to help worthy causes and organisations. 

Volunteer Merton were able to match them with YMCA - the largest and the oldest youth charity in the world, focusing on young people by helping them play a fulfilling role within their communities.

Speaking to the team at Close Brothers Group, they said: “YMCA welcomed us with open arms and arranged for us to help prepare Christmas dinner for around 200 residents. We had a great day peeling potatoes, chopping veg and just generally assisting where we could. We even had a tour of the facility and learned more about the good work that YMCA do. Hopefully this might be the start of a fruitful partnership between us and we look forward to returning in 2020!”

This partnership has played its part in creating a positive impact on social, economic and environmental factors in Merton. Well done to all partners involved in making this happen.