TSB experience the value of volunteering

A team of 8 staff members from TSB Barnwood have used their Employer Supported Volunteering entitlement to get involved with  a Gloucestershire organic farm that supports adults with physical and learning disabilities.

Not shy about rolling up their sleeves and getting stuck in, the team were able to tackle 8 raised beds, weeding, tilling and prepping them for garlic, onions and broad beans ready for Spring 2017.

For one of the volunteers, the experience went beyond the practical support they were able to offer, and allowed an insight into what the charity is about.  Amber shared:

‘”We had an opportunity to meet and speak with the residents living at the Farm that have physical and mental disabilities, it was a great chance to see the sense of worth and independence of people that are easily marginalised in our modern society. The residents live a full and meaningful life as productive members of society, and have many rural life skills.”