We hear a lot about companies ‘giving back’ to their local community, but what does that mean for us here at Belvoir in Corby?
It’s not just about donating money, although of course that does play its part. It’s also about engaging with local people and inspiring them with the same kind of passion for their town that we have.
That’s why we were so keen to work with the next generation in a competition across three schools in Corby.
We have asked pupils from Beanfield Primary, Oakley Vale Primary and Kingswood Primary to design their dream home in a special competition that gives them the opportunity to win vouchers to buy books for themselves and their schools.
No idea is too fantastic! From indoor pools, football pitches, a personal library or perhaps even their own mini zoo, we hope that the challenge inspires Corby youngsters to picture what the home of their wildest dreams could look like and we’re really looking forward to seeing what they come up with!
It’s not just local youngsters that we seek to support though.
Recently we donated £100 worth of food parcels to Corby Homeless Project to help the town’s rough sleepers during the pandemic.
As a company which finds people their dream homes, we see first-hand how important the concept of ‘home’ is to people, and how greatly they value it.
It’s heart-breaking to know that there are people out there who don’t have somewhere to call home, so when Corby Homeless Project opened its doors, we knew we wanted to help in any way we could.
We were delighted to provide tinned goods, pasta, longlife milk, dilutable drinks and other products to the charity, which does invaluable work empowering people to move towards obtaining permanent accommodation.
We also took part in a social media football card campaign supporting local grassroots football and have a Love Corby banner up in the town centre to show our support for the town.
Our community work doesn’t stop at the borders of Corby though.
Our team, led by lettings consultants Ewelina Mikolajczuk and Vicki Lodder, were compelled to collect essential medical supplies and toiletries to send to Ukraine to help refugees fleeing the current conflict.
The teams at both the Corby and Kettering Belvoir branches gathered bags full of items to donate to the cause, including nappies, toothbrushes, pain relief medication, bandages, dressings, hand sanitisers and hand warmers.
They also took donations of non-perishable foodstuffs including tea, coffee, tinned goods and packets.
I was very proud of the kind and selfless actions of the whole team, who arranged this collection themselves after being so moved by the tragedy they saw unfolding on the news.
Truly, giving back to the community – both near and far – is something we take very seriously and we look forward to continuing to do so in the years to come.
To find out more about Corby Homeless Project email email@example.com. If anyone would like to make a monetary donation to support relief efforts for the crisis in Ukraine visit https://donate.redcross.org.uk/appeal/ukraine-crisis-appeal.
If you would like our support with a local initiative here in Corby, feel free to give us a call on 01536 261666, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or pop in and see us at our office on George Street in the heart of Corby town centre.