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Works4U at the United Nations Office at Geneva
Works4U was invited to represent England at an International Conference ‘Volunteerism – Avenue for Social Transformation’ at the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) on 30th June – 1st July.

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2015 L’Oreal Citizen Day
On May 21st the Hammersmith L’Oréal office maximised their Citizen Day by supporting 4 community organisations in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.

Organised by Works4U, 96 L’Oréal employees came together to support the deprived area of Sand’s End in Fulham. The volunteers worked with four different organisations within the community, which are all located within walking distance of each other, who all work and support each other on a daily basis. Combined, these community groups offer support and guidance to children from a very young age till they become teenagers.

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Amey Visits Kew Gardens with the Residents of Elmgrove House



The volunteers from Amey arrived at 11:45am at Kew Gardens to meet with the residents of Elmgrove House. After a short briefing, the volunteers were paired with the residents and enjoyed looking at the different kinds of botanical areas
Disney pilots the “What Next?” Employment Workshop with H&F Youth Council

The Works4U Director, Jo Morrell, presented a quick introduction of the “What Next?” Employment Workshop, with the help of Disney VoluntEARS who were from a variety of fields within The Walt Disney Company. The first session of the workshop was the “Speed Dating Session” where volunteers were positioned around the room, giving the Youth Councillors an opportunity to interview them for 15 minutes.
Huron Consulting
Helps Local
Primary
School



The headmistress of the West London Free Primary School welcomed the volunteers from Huron Consulting upon arrival at 10:00am on Friday morning, after which they received a Health and Safety Briefing from the Works4U staff. Following this, the volunteers were split into two teams – one team focusing on painting the allotment area, the other focusing on building a new planter.
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GE Visits Kew Gardens with the Residents of Elgin Close
The volunteers from GE arrived at 12:30pm on a sunny Thursday at Kew Gardens to meet with the residents of Elgin Close. After a short introduction, the volunteers were paired with the residents from Elgin Close and enjoyed picnic on the lawn near Elizabeth Gate.

Once the group had finished with the picnic, they headed towards Victoria Gate to view the Princess of Wales Conservatory, the Rock Garden and the Palm House.

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Amey Supports Hammersmith & Fulham
Employability Project

Infrastructure support service provider Amey is supporting a Hammersmith & Fulham employability project by providing a training location free of charge. Hammersmith based charity HFVC Group is delivering the ‘Boot Camp’...

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Works4U
Wins 2 Business
Awards!



Following a public vote and short-listed application reviewed by a panel of judges Works4U won two awards at the 2014 H&F Brilliant Business Awards. Works4U were presented with the following awards: Best Business Supporter of the Community & Best Hammersmith Business.
AvePoint Support the Hammersmith Poppy Appeal



AvePoint EMEA employees joined forces with a troop of Poppy Appeal volunteers, organised by husband-wife duo to lend their support to The Royal British Legion's campaign, being the 100th anniversary of when the First World War commenced.
Newell Rubbermaid Celebrates Global Day of Service



Newell Rubbermaid employees gathered together to make a positive impact across the world, by improving their respective communities as part of Global Service Day via Education. Employees at Hammersmith headquarters spent the morning offering their time to make a difference.
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Works4U and Win Win Partnership
Continuing to grow its international reputation and capabilities, Works4U is proud to be working with Win Win, the business facing project of Romanian volunteering organisation ProVobis. Working in Romania’s two largest cities, Win Win helps businesses to be active and support their communities.

Works4U and Win Win met in September 2014 to discuss and develop strategies for increasing levels of volunteering and community support by businesses and their employees.

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Lights, Camera, Action!
Silver Sunday Fashion Show

To celebrate Silver Sunday, AgeUK held a fashion show to acknowledge the contribution older people have made to society. The Senior models were unquestionably centre of attention after they strutted their stuff down the catwalk

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Disney VoluntEARS strike again...
Lynton Terrace a residence for those making their way back into the community for the first time after a lengthy period of hospitalisation as a result of various mental health issues was a hive of activity on 31st July. Disney VoluntEARS, eighteen staff from the Disney channel descended on the centre with their stealth like determination to landscape a whole new garden area for residents.

Flower beds were created, lawns sculptured, fencing painted and even ornamental centre pieces creatively fashioned to create a much needed outdoor area for residents to use.

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Happy 5th Birthday Works4U


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Debating the future of corporate volunteering
Do you eat, sleep and breathe volunteering? Then consider attending the next Works4U breakfast seminar, the most recent of which was hosted by General Electric, for the chance to network and hear fascinating presentations from professionals in the industry.

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A Sprinkle or two of Disney Magic over Look Ahead Care home

In celebration of the 30th anniversary Volunteers week, HFVC will be hosting a week of festivities on 2nd -6th June 2014. Kick starting the week with a roadshow appearing at various locations within the Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, HFVC are aiming to raising awareness of volunteering; provide information about opportunities, the benefits and how people can get involved.



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GE volunteers descends on Sands End Adventure Playground

Travelling from Europe as part of a Financial Management Program (FMP), General Electric (GE) volunteers flew down to Sands End Adventure Playground located in the heart of Fulham on a Tuesday early morning to regenerate the children’s play area, before the new term commences.

Disney Volunteers
Three challenges
in One Day

We are delighted to announce our implementation of a new 100hr Volunteer Certificate scheme in association with the Value You organisation who aim to provide volunteers with rewards and gifts for their time and efforts. The scheme which is in the process of piloting in Hammersmith & Fulham, was initially conducted with Ealing Volunteers Centre in 2013 and are working to expand to further areas.

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WORKS4U
enjoys Make a Difference Day

Works4U along with the rest of the HFVC Group (including Hammersmith & Fulham Volunteer Centre and Brent Active Citizens) gathered at Salusbury WORLD to do some much-needed redecoration.



Shepherds Bush Families Project - bags of fun for IGT

Centres like Shepherds Bush Families project provide a valuable support to families in the borough dealing with the devastating effects of homelessness, poverty and domestic violence. 


Wyndham Hotels create a place for tranquillity...

Inspiration, creativity, and calm were the elements that the Wyndham Hotels team decided needed be created in a carefully crafted garden for ‘Look Ahead’, a residence facilitating those with differing stages of mental health challenges.
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The Story of the 42 Special GE Teddy Bears
Once upon a time (although historians suggest it was 2013) at a magical building named The Ark in a westerly part of London town, known as Hammersmith, the wizards of GE used their special powers to create some teddy bears. Not just any teddy bears, but 42 handsome bears, each with special powers to make children smile and be happy.

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