Social Impact update August 2019

August was another action packed month, with Jelf colleagues from across the country giving up their time to give back to their communities. 

After another busy month of charitable activity and volunteering days, we want to shout about our fantastic employees. Here is what they have been up to in August:

Colleagues in Cumbria start to put the pieces of the jigsaw together

Jelf colleagues in Cumbria volunteer at the Jigsaw Children's Hospice

Our colleagues in Cumbria paid a visit to Jigsaw Children’s hospice and spent a day gardening and tidying up the grounds.

Hull come to the aid of our furry friends

Hull colleagues volunteer at a local animal welfare centre

The Hull office spent the day at the Hull animal welfare trust, helping in any way that they could.

Jelf and Marsh collaborate at Norwich Pride

Norwich colleagues from Jelf and Marsh at Norwich Pride

David Mayl of Jelf, joined by colleagues from Marsh, at Norwich Pride.

Laura from Castlemead chaperones royalty

Margaret, the President of the Bloodhound Breeders Association

Laura of the Castlemead Office escorted the Bloundhood Breeders Associations ‘ president, Margaret to their Championship show in Nottingham and her first show since becoming President. Margaret is 90 and has no family to take her from her home in Herefordshire. 

She said: “I was lucky enough to accompany her. Doing the driving and ensuring she was ok throughout the day. The Association members treated her (and I) like royalty, tea, cake and a VIP lunch. Small gestures can make a big difference; it was well worth lending her my time to see her so happy.

Harrogate give the grounds a make-over for Dementia Forward

Jelf Harrogate volunteer at Dementia Forward

Dementia Forward’s garden in Burton Leonard got a make-over as team Harrogate went to work! Amazing work guys.

Chipping Sodbury descend on family fun-day on mass to help out

Jelf Colleagues volunteer at the Jessie May Trust family fun day

Avon Valley country park played host to Jessie May’s Family fun-day which Chipping Sodbury were delighted to be a part of!

Peterborough lend a hand to Sue Ryder hospice

Helen from the Peterborough branch volunteering at Sue Ryder Hospice

Helen, an Account Handler in Peterborough, spent the day at Sue Ryder Hospice. Nice work, Helen!

Jelf Risk Management provide solace to those in need

Jelf Risk Management volunteered at St Matthews Healthcare

The Jelf Risk Management South team had a great day volunteering at St Matthews Healthcare Broomhill Northampton in supporting the development of a garden sanctuary.

With 1 in 4 people in the UK experiencing a mental health illness each year, the garden provides a retreat where residents and their families can relax; aiding psychological well-being.

Carlisle dig deep for Oak Tree Animals’ Charity

Jelf Carlise volunteer at Oak Tree Animals' Charity

The team cleared the Woodland and had plenty of cuddles to help out a great local cause!

Leeds come together for Zest Community Day

Jelf Leeds volunteer at the Zest community day in association with Leeds MENCAP

The team prepped and served sandwiches and beverages and were also on hand to help attendees at the Vinery Centre in aid of Zest and Leeds MENCAP. Well done all!

Castlemead lend a hand to the Jessie May Trust at the South Glos show

Castlemead Volunteer for the Jessie May Trust

The team helped on the stand and also walked round the festival looking for donations. Great work, all!

Henshaws benefit from Harrogate input

Jelf Harrogate volunteer at Henshaws

Alongside IDHL, Kitching Plant Hire and McDaid Groundworks, Jelf Harrogate helped clear-up Henshaws’ “Urban Beach”, moving over 60 tonnes of sand!


As you can see, August was another jam-packed month with plenty more to come from our amazing colleagues.

We can't wait to show you what we get up to next month!



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