A strong factor in the culture of Willow Brook is giving back and helping those who need it most.
Every year 5% of our profits are given to charity. For every client feedback questionnaire we receive back we donate £2 to the St. James’s Place Charitable Foundation.
But giving to charity for us isn’t just about handing over money to those who need it but also about supporting causes by giving our time and expertise.
Deputy Chair of Governors, Woodland Community Primary School
Dates volunteered Jul 2017 – Present
I choose to volunteer at a school in my local community as I believe our children deserve to get the best possible opportunities to give them choices and to help them build strong foundations for happy future lives.
My involvement, and those of other volunteers like me, makes a huge difference. I love helping the school achieve their aims, from academic aims to attendance, emotional well-being and health.
I now have a much better understanding of the challenges our schools face. Being part of vibrant discussions with many different people from different walks of life and truly helping add value to the next generation continues to be one of my favourite things to do.
Dates volunteered Sep 2017 – Jul 2018
Envision develop young people’s employability by empowering them to tackle real life social problems.
As a mentor for Envision, I worked with a fantastic team of teenagers in a challenging inner city Bristol School. I gave the children a first hand role model, and introduced them to the opportunities in the working world. In addition an essential part of what I did was provide support, advice and encouragement to the school team as they created and delivered a community project.
Seeing the teenagers grow and the horizons open over the course of the academic year was priceless.