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The First Ark Group has launched a major new pledge that will commit 500 working days each year to good causes.
The innovative 500 Days of Volunteering initiative by the Group in Merseyside, one of the largest organisations in the North West providing housing and maintenance services, will see thousands of hours each year be given over to work in local communities.
The Group, which consists of Knowsley Housing Trust, KHT Services and repairs and maintenance company Vivark, has a social responsibility focus built into the organisation but this new initiative takes that commitment a step further.
Executive Director of Customers and Communities at First Ark, Sheila Tolley said: "We are allocating 500 days of work a year to allow staff to take their skills into the community and make a difference.
"This is a major step for us in driving forward change and opportunities in the communities we serve. Volunteering is good for our staff, good for our communities, and good for our business."
The initiative has a number of strands that will allow staff from across the Group to donate their skills and time to local groups and organisations that need extra support.
It is hoped many more opportunities and partnerships will be developed as the initiative progresses.
Sheila added: "We have taken this important step because we want to be a powerful force for good, improving lives and creating sustainable communities.
"We have a highly skilled workforce that can play a big part in this; taking their expertise out to groups that need it and helping them develop their activities and services for the people of Knowsley."