Despite some adverse weather conditions last month, employees from Arval and Enterprise Rent-A-Car joined forces to give the new Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre in Swindon a much needed clean and tidy inside and out.
An independent registered charity, the Swindon Therapy Centre serves the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Community in and around Swindon. Providing therapies, support, advice and information to people with MS, their families and their carers the team moved into new premises in January after four years of planning and fundraising.
Without the facility to employ personnel all tasks at the Centre are carried out by volunteers. Arval had supported the MS Therapy Centre in the past when employees worked to get the new MS Centre ready for opening, and at the time made a commitment to assist with some of odd jobs that were required to keep the Centre operating effectively.
Despite the Centre being in its infancy, the combination of it being in use and contractors still working on site had meant that the site needed some TLC and a good clean and tidy. Jackie Wray from the MS Centre coordinated the volunteer group and had no problem in finding plenty to keep them busy. Tasks included: painting, cleaning windows, sweeping the car park, garden maintenance and cleaning the building thoroughly.
Arval and Enterprise Rent-A-Car have a close working relationship and this event provided an opportunity to further cement the partnership. The team of 19 helpers included eight from Arval and 11 from Enterprise.
Amanda Jarrett, Relationship Manager at Arval comments: “It was great to give something back to the community while working with Enterprise, a key partner of ours. It is important to our employees that we support local charities and hopefully the work that we did will make a difference to the people that use the centre.”
Claire Rowland, Head of Sales – Fleet & Rental Broker at Enterprise Rent-A-Car adds: “The event was really well managed which allowed us to achieve a lot within a relatively short period of time. Everyone from Arval and Enterprise Rent-A-Car worked well as a team, focussing on one common goal and producing an end result that we can all be proud of.”
Both Arval and Enterprise Rent-A-Car share a commitment to CSR which means providing financial and human support to local charities and groups that are important to their employees.