38 people from Morgans were given the day off work so that they could volunteer at two local charities. The staff at Morgans’ offices on Dock Street in Leeds City Centre and Otley Road in Headingley, volunteered at Leeds MENCAP and Hollin Lane Allotments.
MD Jonathan Morgan came up with the plan. He says, “I am a big believer in helping the local community. Last year, half of us spent a day refurbishing the St George’s Crypt shop and the other half were bag packing at Morrisons in Guiseley where we collected £800 for The Crypt.
“This year half of our team went to help Leeds MENCAP, where we painted their three activity rooms and cleaned all the soft play area and ball pit, which is used by the young children who visit the centre.
“The other half went to Hollin Lane Allotments, supported by Leeds Community Foundation, we weeded, trimmed, woodchipped and planted all day long. We also collected wood, built shelters for woodland animals and cut back the hedges alongside the pathways. The aim was to help make the allotments less daunting for older people.
“Everyone felt a great sense of achievement at the end of the day, and the charities were very happy with our efforts.