Kind-hearted NRS Healthcare employees in Kent took time out of their busy schedules to carry out charitable work at a volunteer centre that supports organisations within the community.

Tom Lindsey, a Team Leader, Rick Craft, Ceiling and Track Hoist Lead, and Karen Smith, a Customer Service Advisor, all based at the NRS depot in Aylesford, spent a day at the Volunteer Centre Ashford, where they carried out maintenance and redecoration work to brighten up the building which has been refurbished over the past couple of years.

Tom and Rick were able to make the centre feel a bit more like home, by filling in holes in walls, hanging signs and pictures, whilst Karen was able to inject some colour by painting a Tardis door for the centre’s Men’s in Sheds group.

Tom, who has been working at NRS for one year, said:

"Volunteering has always been a passion of mine due to its rewarding nature. There is nothing better than helping people and seeing the reward that it provides in the community. I felt that the work we completed, at Ashford Volunteer Centre, made a difference for them. It was clear to see the gratitude from the staff. We painted a door in the cellar to look like the Tardis from Doctor Who, which was a great experience. We also hung signs on all the doors, allowing all of the staff and visitors to be able to easily identify rooms. This is a small task, but it will have a positive impact on all that are involved with the team there. I feel that this was a great use of our time; at NRS Healthcare we spend all week helping people with mobility aids, and it was great to carry this work on into the wider community.”.

Liz McLaren from the volunteer centre, said:

“I just wanted to say a big thank you for sending your team over. “We are absolutely delighted with what they have done for us and are incredibly grateful for their time. They have made such a difference.” .

Working closely with local authorities and the NHS, NRS Healthcare supports people of all ages within the community to live full, active and independent lives for as long as possible. In addition to staff carrying out their day-to-day roles, they are also working to support members of the community through other means such as volunteering and fundraising events.