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300 JLL volunteers support Give & Gain Day across the country

JLL’s Property and Asset Management team get stuck into community projects


 London, 20th May 2014 - On Friday, 16th May over 300 members of JLL’s Property and Asset Management team got stuck into community projects across the country to mark the annual Give & Gain Day.
 
Give & Gain Day, organised by Business In The Community (BITC), is the UK’s only national day of volunteering. The day is designed to make volunteering fun and accessible and to encourage workplaces to allow employees to volunteer during work time.  JLL, a longstanding supporter and member of BITC, has an on-going employee volunteering programme with active involvement from many of its UK-based teams throughout each year. 
 
JLL’s Give & Gain Day projects this year included refurbishment of Oasis Venture Playground in Stockwell, clearing the river area of Woodhouse farm and gardens in Staffordshire and helping out at Thornage Hall in Norwich, as well as raising money through street collections for the company’s national charity partner, Samaritans.  Staff from JLL offices in Birmingham, Cardiff, London and Norwich participated in the various activities.
 
Neil Worrall, Director of Property and Asset Management at JLL, commented: “It’s great to see that we improved our numbers from last year and that we had nearly over 300 staff members from across the country giving their day to local and worthy causes. A day of painting, tidying and clearing can really benefit a charity or cause that is dependent on volunteers and also boosts vital professional skills for the employees that take part.”
 
Luke Wellock, Employee Volunteering Manager, at Business in the Community, who runs Give and Gain day, added: “Give & Gain Day is a celebration of the power of employee volunteering and the difference it can make to both businesses and communities. By involving more of their people in more places than ever before, JLL is a shining example of what can be achieved with a concerted effort. They have made a statement that employee volunteering is part of their fabric, and I hope it inspires others to follow their lead.”​