Caring for the local community and environment

Laleham Health & Beauty are very keen to give back to their local community and environment, and encourage all staff to participate in volunteering activities organised on a monthly basis.

Laleham has been committed to supporting the local community for many years, and most recently has partnered with Community First HEH, a Hampshire based organisation whose aim is to promote a strong and thriving volunteering sector in the area and to support local charitable activities.
This partnership and Laleham's ongoing volunteering support has developed because we recognise the importance of helping those in need and contributing to the common good. In addition, volunteering gives the chance to employees, from all over the business, to come together and is an effective way to build morale and build a collaborative and teamwork inspired environment to work within.

Supporting the local community

Many have been the activities carried out by Laleham in this area, including working with the local food bank to prepare boxes for people in need, the Brendon Care Home to entertain and spend some time with the elderly residents, and with the Alton Community Centre to redecorate one of their rooms. One of the hardest but most rewarding tasks carried out by our team has been doing a garden make-over in two of Radian's Employment Support & Training Team (EST) properties. Roger Rowson, Product Development Manager, said "This has been an opportunity to give something back to the community and help those in need. Even though we had torrential rain we got stuck in with a good team spirit. It has been great to see the impact of our hard work through gardening and see what can be achieved in a small amount of time". Pat, one of the residents, also said "Volunteers are often underappreciated and I would like to thank the team from Laleham and the EST at Radian".

Garden make over               Brandoncare volunteering
Garden make-over at Radiant's EST properties                            Spending time with the elderly at the Brendon Care Home

Supporting the environment

In the past two months Laleham staff have also been involved in a series of activities to help preserve the beautiful surrounding of the local area. One of the most successful activities was run at the Deadwater Valley Local Nature Reserve. A group of 12 employees spent the day cutting down Rhododendrons to enable more light onto the woodland floor to encourage native plants, insects and birds, in addition to small mammals to thrive. Don Johnson, Operations Director at Laleham, stated "The team had a great day supporting The Trust with our staff really enjoying volunteering in such beautiful surroundings. The local community are lucky to have such an amenity on their doorstep. We hope that our small contribution will benefit the wider community of East Hampshire".

Bordon natural reserve volunteering
Clearing Rhododendron from the Deadwater Valley Local Nature Reserve