CSL Behring’s United Kingdom and Ireland team spent a recent Community Day cleaning up a beach, sprucing up a community center’s grounds and volunteering at a fundraising shop that benefits a local hospice.
About 35 colleagues took part in activities across the county of Sussex where CSL Behring’s Haywards Heath head office is located.
Team One cemented what is now a valued partnership by returning to the Cherry Tree Centre, home to numerous community organizations, including a play group for children with learning disabilities; a club for dementia patients; and a support hub for Ukrainian refugees and their host families. The CSL Behring volunteers spent the day gardening and ensuring the grounds look their best for the summer.
Claire Sumpter, Head of Operations at Mid Sussex Voluntary Action, which runs the Cherry Tree Centre, said: “We loved having our friends from CSL Behring UK back at The Cherry Tree. They all worked so hard in the warm sunshine with their usual good humor and positive energy.”
Team Two, including UK and Ireland General Manager Eduardo Cabas, cleaned a beach at Sussex Wildlife Trust’s Seaford Head nature reserve. Items found on the beach were carefully recorded and the information will be shared with a national research project. The reserve is home to the rare Potter Flower Bee, found in only three places in England.
Team Three spent their day sorting clothes, records and books donated for sale by St. Peter and St. James Hospice, which provides care for people with life-limiting illnesses. The hospice needs to raise 70% to 80% of its funding through activities and selling items in its charity shops and online.