Our ‘moonlighting’ Manchester MD helps out at local charity
04 Dec 2020
As if a job running a dual location site wasn’t enough, our Manchester MD also finds time to help out at his local pre-school during his spare time and has received a grant from our parent company in recognition of the time he donates.
Paul Gavin, has been helping out at Trentham Pre-School for around 19 years, and there is a wonderful family connection too. His wife was the pre-school manager up to around four years ago when his daughter, Lucy, took over the reins. During that time Paul has given his time willingly whilst also acknowledging that on occasions he has been ‘volunteered’ by his wife or daughter!
The not-for-profit charity provides Pre-school education, care and fun for children between the ages of 2 and 4 inclusive, and relies solely on donations and fees to ensure the preschool experience is as enriched as possible for the children.
“I help out with a few things at the nursery including helping to keep the garden tidy and on top of odd jobs, taking the minutes at our committee meetings, and also the book keeping, the latter of which I can do from the comfort of my home,” said Paul. “It’s a really great nursery and being able to do my little bit to help and support my family in what is important to them is most pleasing.”
The volunteer grant scheme, offered by the parent company of Boxes and Packaging and the Logson Group, sees charitable donations made for the hours undertaken by the employee. On this occasion £500 was donated to the charity which has helped to secure additional essential equipment such as paints, toys and games for the children to enjoy.
Paul concluded; “The Pre-school is an excellent cause and I enjoy playing my little part. We believe that it makes a difference in our community and, as a not for profit charity, the Manager and the Committee are careful of the pennies, never mind the pounds so a grant like this will make a real difference to them.”