On Thursday 30th June, a group of 6 employees from Ellis Bates volunteered at Leeds Parks and Countryside Service on Otley Chevin and carried out some invasive species control in the form of Himalayan Balsam Bashing. Himalayan balsam is a major weed problem, it grows rapidly, spreads quickly and smothers other vegetation.
Ellis Bates will support colleagues who wish to do volunteer work by providing one day a year where they can use their working day to volunteer within their communities or for charitable institutions. Charitable work supports our values of caring for our colleagues, customers and communities.
It allows colleagues to positively impact causes that are important to them and shows that the business is committed to its Social Responsibility principles. Volunteers can use the skills that they have developed at work to help the community, learn new skills, and help to improve morale, physical health, and work life balance.
They had a great day out volunteering and finished with a well-deserved drink.