Malvern tech firm Malvern Panalytical, volunteered at our Clothing Project recently to give it a welcoming spruce up!
As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility Policy, the business got in touch to see what the charity needed regarding volunteering and agreed to devote their time to give their Clothing Project a lick of paint.
“We chose Maggs because of the direct impact that they have within the communities of Worcestershire area.”, explains Natalie Slater, Project Manager at Malvern Panalytical. “You can tell the team truly cares about making a difference in every single service user’s life and has big ambitions to optimise the service. The Clothing project strives to offer a choice to individuals when this has been stripped from them in all other aspects of their lives, so helping Maggs take the first step in redecorating this space was something as a team, we were really excited about.”
Maggs’ Clothing Project provides anything from sleeping bags, roll mats and bedding for those who are rough sleeping, to those who have secured accommodation and are in need of basic utensils such as kettles, toasters, and other housewares.
The project is solely run on donations and is heavily supported by fantastic volunteers. The charity aims to create a shopping experience within the Clothing Project so service users have a warm, welcoming space to choose items they want as they already have so little choice.
Margarita White, Homeless Transition Worker, confirms, “I have wanted to make the clothing project more welcoming for our service users for a long time and make it more of a shopping environment. The Malvern Panalytical team were amazing from their initial contact with us. They helped us select a colour, purchased the materials, and came along full of smiles and enthusiasm. They did a professional job and were a joy to have around.“