Offshore law firm Mourant, has once again swapped office chairs for charity work during its annual Away Day.
More than 60 volunteers the firm recently offered their time to three charities. Separate teams assisted Literacy is for Everyone (LIFE), the National Trust and the National Council of Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), while another group tackled beach clean-ups at Smith Cove and Governors Beach.
The LIFE volunteers assisted by reading to children at Edna Moyle Primary School and Bodden Town Primary School, as well as cleaning and preparing over 350 books. The books will be donated either to school libraries or directly into classrooms, so children can have access to books on a daily basis.
The group at the NCVO sanded and repainted the front door, sanded the bannister in preparation for painting and creating eight inspirational paintings for the residences. The National Trust volunteers split into two groups, with a smaller team heading to their storage facility to help clean and organize the space and a group giving the Kids’ Clubhouse a fresh coat of paint.
Marilyn Conolly, executive director for LIFE said her organization is pleased to work with corporate partners like Mourant to promote literacy and community service in our schools. “Giving time and sweat equity is important to connect people with our mission of improving literacy levels in our community. The Eastern districts are often overlooked in community service activities as it is difficult to get volunteers to travel to these schools,” she said. “LIFE encourages community service where it supports student learning and doesn’t disrupt teaching time, as these students love to have visitors share the joy of reading a good story.”