Under our employer supported volunteering scheme, every employee receives a day’s paid leave each year to volunteer in the community for a cause that is important to them. This day can be taken individually or with colleagues as a team of volunteers to work together on a community project.
Over the course of a few days, one team created a wall of poppies to be placed on the town centre roundabout that we sponsor, to commemorate the centenary of Armistice Day and highlight the Royal British Legion’s annual Poppy Appeal.
In 2019, more than 50 employer supported volunteering days were taken by our people to help local organisations and community events.
Bridges to Prosperity helps communities to build footbridges over impassable rivers enabling access to life-changing opportunities including healthcare, education and markets for isolated communities. This vital access provides a platform to relieve the poverty and disadvantage caused by rural isolation.
Between 2016 and 2019, volunteers from Knights Brown and our co-sponsor Tony Gee, helped to build four of these footbridges.
Our first two bridge builds in 2016 and 2017 took place in Rwanda. In 2018 and 2019 these projects were based in Uganda, extending the reach of the international charity’s essential work.
Our employees’ experiences have enriched our business, promoted personal development and relieved isolation in rural communities.