Novartis UK celebrates 22nd Community Partnership Day, 2018
Our Community Partnership Day is a very special day in the Novartis calendar. It's important to us to build good community relationships and give back to society. Taking the time to give something back and make a difference to the community for so many good causes is a example of Novartis employees are living our core values.
May 03, 2018
Every year, Novartis is proud to host its Community Partnership Day – and this time around, it fell on Tuesday 24th April. Over 350 Novartis UK employees from across our four sites volunteered to support social institutions and non-profit organisations this year, representing around 2,500 hours of time contributed to community service.
The day is a demonstration of our commitment to serving local communities and improving people’s lives. Throughout the UK, employees participated in external projects varying from environmental maintenance, sorting charity donations to organising activities for individuals living with disabilities. The specific projects included:
Maintaining and clearing the grounds at Woodlarks – a camp site in Farnham which offers accessible camping for children and adults with physical disabilities
Working for the Abbey School, a special school for children aged 11-16 years who have learning difficulties, to clear flower beds, dismantle old seating and paint the outside bin store
Sorting donations at the Just4Kids charity shop in Camberley which raises money to provide resources and equipment for deaf children in the community
Participating in daily activities, such as arts and crafts, at Disability Initiative – Camberley, a charity that provides specialist services to adults with complex physical disabilities and acquired brain injury
Hosting a tea party for Sandhurst Day Centre, a charity working to provide services to enhance the lives of older people in our community
Our Community Partnership Day is a very special day in the Novartis calendar. We believe that our employees have a responsibility to build good community relationships and give back to society. It’s one of the ways that we build trust in society in order to solve important problems. Taking the time to give something back and make a difference to the community for so many good causes is the perfect example of Novartis employees living our core values and behaviours.As well as participating in external activities, there were opportunities for our employees to engage in the Community Partnership Day even if they couldn’t escape the office for the day. Items could be donated at stations that were set up across our Novartis UK sites, including food for Farnborough Food Bank and clothes, books and ornaments for Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice.
Community Partnership Day is a global Novartis initiative that rolls out across six continents and 52 countries.
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