Careers and Employability volunteer in the Chester community

Last week 24 staff from Careers and Employability, together with the University’s Pro-Vice-Chancellor Dr Chris Haslam, redecorated two rooms for local charity Chester Aid to the Homeless (CATH.)

Deputy Director of Careers and Employability, Helen Mitchell, said: “This is the second year running that staff from Careers and Employability have given a day to supporting a local homeless charity. We advise students to volunteer their time to give back to the community, and this is our opportunity to walk the walk.”

CATH Operations Manager Robert Whittall, said: “I wanted to say thank you to everyone that took part.

We were able to move in one person the next day and another by the end of the week into the two rooms that were completed. That’s what I call making a difference with the extra day!”

CATH picture

Careers and Employability at the University of Chester makes efforts each year to spend a day volunteering, with local charity Chester Aid to the Homeless (CATH) becoming the latest charity to benefit.

Last year, 17 staff volunteers from the Department decorated bedrooms at Barrowmore, a charity in Great Barrow, which offers supported accommodation for vulnerable people with disabilities.


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