Wythenshawe win at the 2017 CIPD Awards

Wythenshawe Community Housing Group (WCHG) was delighted to be announced as winner in the Best Employer-Supported Volunteering Programme category for their ‘Volunteering 4 Wythenshawe’ programme at the national CIPD Awards 2017.

The ceremony took place at Grosvenor House in London on 26th September 2017, and are designed to celebrate outstanding achievement in people management and development, honoring the valuable contribution that Human Resources and Learning & Development make to the success of an organisation.

The ‘Volunteer For Wythenshawe’ programme has already seen over 49,000 volunteer hours donated by WCHG staff and a number of volunteering vehicles, to help benefit the wider Wythenshawe community and the programme has gone from strength to strength since its launched in Summer 2015. More information about the programme can be seen in this short video https://youtu.be/EVu0qHoOC_M

Nigel Wilson, Group Chief Executive of WCHG said, “We are absolutely delighted to win this award, volunteering makes a huge difference to the community here in Wythenshawe and its fantastic that we’ve been recognised for this work on a national level against some very tough competition. Thank you to all the colleagues who have donated hours towards the V4W  campaign and also to the hard work of the volunteering team who help coordinate the programme”.

Chair of the WCHG Board, Bishop of Manchester The Right Revd Dr David Walker; I’m delighted that WCHG have been recognised at these awards and also at a national level. Volunteering plays a very important part of the work we do in Wythenshawe and there is some fantastic examples of this, well done to all involved.”