Deutsche Bank launches Volunteering Week to support Guernsey charities

June 20th, 2011 by Deutsche Bank International Ltd.

Nearly 30 volunteers from Deutsche Bank in Guernsey recently spent a week carrying out projects for local community organisations through its newly launched annual ‘Volunteering Week’.

As part of the Bank’s pan-Channel Islands initiative, two projects in Guernsey were completed during the week at the end of May for Hautes Capelles Primary School and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), both of which were specifically chosen by staff.

For the first project, 15 staff helped give Hautes Capelles’ nature area a makeover with a view to encouraging pupils to explore, write about and draw their immediate natural environment.

Aaron Mullins of Deutsche Bank clips a hedge at Hautes Capelles School during Volunteering Week (click image to expand - image courtesy of Deutsche Bank)

As well as removing reeds and plants from and replacing the plastic membrane in the school’s pond, the volunteers also cleared the nature area of brambles and weeds.

Meanwhile, a further eleven staff gave the RNLI store a facelift, removing and disposing of old storage units and cabinets, arranging the installation of new shelving areas, cleaning the entire store ready for painting the storage room and bathroom. Finally the stock was sorted and returned to the new areas giving the fundraising team much improved working conditions.

Ali Renouf, Veronica Gould, Pierre Moody and Natalie Guille of Deutsche Bank give the RNLI offices a facelift during Volunteering Week (click image to expand - image courtesy of Deutsche Bank)

To round off the week, three staff volunteers also gave up their time on the Saturday to support the Guernsey Alzheimers Association’s annual ‘flag day’ fundraising initiative

Andreas Tautscher, Chief Country Officer for Deutsche Bank Channel Islands, commented “I’m really pleased we were able to launch our Volunteering Week, which gave all our staff an opportunity to support local charities they care passionately about. It builds on the Community Challenge initiative we undertook in 2007 as part our 35th anniversary celebrations of being in the Channel Islands, when we helped charities in Jersey and Guernsey with specific projects. Through Volunteering Week, I hope we can continue to strengthen our ties with community organisations by dedicating time and resources and make a real, positive difference.”


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