An animated Christmas treat from the Paddington Community Programme

Just in time for Christmas, the Paddington Community Programme is excited to deliver our seasonal gift to you. A fun-filled forty seconds of artistic animation that captures what we do and why you should join us in 2018.

For those wonderful companies and individual employees that already subscribe to the Community Programme, or who have taken part in one-off volunteering events with us in 2017, please share this animation with your colleagues who are yet to be bitten by the volunteering bug. We’re confident this cute clip will convince them – helping us to make an even greater impact in the local community.

If you’re a business in Paddington who hasn’t previously been part of the Community Programme, why not make 2018 the year you get involved? As well as co-ordinating bespoke one-off activities and long-term projects for individual employees and teams of staff in local charities and schools; there are a series of unique events already in the Paddington Community Programme calendar for next year.

  • Great British Spring Clean: Join us on Friday 2 March. We’ll be looking for teams of colleagues to board boats and walk alongside the water, collecting litter from the tow path and canal.
  • NHS celebrates its 70th Birthday: To celebrate we’re encouraging teams of colleagues to adopt a ward at St Mary’s Hospital and take on responsibility for serving lunch to patients.
  • 100 years since Armistice: To commemorate we’re recruiting volunteers to support a special programme of events in the Royal Parks. We are particularly keen to hear from individuals with photography, design and marketing skills.

Participating in the Paddington Community Programme brings benefits to all involved. As a business it can raise awareness of your brand, give you contact with future employees, suppliers and customers and can have a beneficial impact on staff morale, motivation and productivity. For employees it develops workplace skills and confidence, improves well-being and encourages teamwork and creativity; whilst for the community, the input of volunteers can empower, reduce loneliness and isolation, build confidence, introduce new approaches and improve the environment.

We’d love to talk to you further about the benefits, the local opportunities and how we can help you to get involved. Please contact Emily, our Community Programme Manager, for further details.