Making Wythenshawe Bloom

A staff volunteering initiative in Wythenshawe has helped to make the area bloom this spring thanks to Wythenshawe Community Housing Group (WCHG)

In October 2017, WCHG colleagues planted over 8,000 bulbs all across Wythenshawe as part of their ‘Volunteering 4 Wythenshawe’ (V4W) programme.

The ‘Make Wythenshawe Bloom’ initiative saw 48 colleagues volunteer 78 Hours over 3 days across many different sites in the area which included,

  • The Benchill Community Centre,
  • The Woodhouse Park Lifestyle Centre,
  • Mottershead Road,
  • Brookfield Gardens,
  • Topfield Gardens
  • Haveley Circle.

V4W is WCHG’s staff volunteering programme and has seen almost 2,500 hours volunteered to help support the local community and voluntary organisations since it launched in 15/16.

In September 2017, V4W won the Best Employer-Supported Volunteering Programme at the national CIPD Awards .

WCHG Group Chief Executive Nigel Wilson said,” The Volunteering 4 Wythenshawe programme has been a huge success since it launched and gives colleagues the opportunity to give something back to the communities in which we live and work. Thank you to everyone who took part in this initiative you’ve done a fantastic job and it’s great to see your hard work blossom”.