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Community Challenges 2020

The Community Challenges are organised in partnership with Virgin’s Community Volunteer Service B&NES and involve other organisations and local businesses who take part on the day.  These are mainly offered as a whole day activity to employers across the area to help make a difference to a community project and in previous years this has included painting a play area or community space or helping with community meal as examples. The possibilities are endless.

Did you know? The summer of 2019 included 35 such activities, involving 17 local employers, with 327 people taking part over all.

Here are some of the comments from previous hosts:-

“Thank you for organising an incredible day on Friday! I am so pleased Michelle bumped into you a few months ago and the result has just blown us away. Our customers have commented how amazing the garden looks and they are even inspired to get stuck in during their visits. Please thank again your incredible team as already their hard work has inspired, encouraged and enhanced our customers wellbeing and mental health. Lives really are changed here and it takes a community to do this! Again, THANK YOU to you both for your hard work and passion in making difference to the Wellbeing House.” Bethan Edmunds, Curo

“It was a really good day and we got more done than expected. We’re very grateful. Thanks for your email and photos, we’ll write up an article on today’s community challenge for our monthly parish newsletter, and will include some of the photos of the team.” Dunkerton Parish Council

“Thank you so much for arranging fab group of volunteers, they were all a delight. I am so thrilled with everything they did. The garden is looking wonderful and we have freshly painted walls and a freezer full of scones for… our event later this week!” Lifeworks Project

So could you do with some help?

If you have a project that you would like us to consider for the Community Challenges 2020 programme, then please contact me:

Mike Plows, email: or tel: 01225 477 115

To be eligible projects must:

• Benefit a community / charitable organisation not an individual.

• The work of the organisation must benefit residents of Bath and North East Somerset.

• Provide evidence of public liability insurance and risk assessments.

• Supply equipment, materials and the necessary tools to carry out the tasks.

This year’s challenges will take place on weekdays during June, July and August

Here is an example why businesses across Bath and North East Somerset support their employees to volunteer

Here is why businesses in Bath and North East Somerset are leaving their workplaces and getting out into the community, does your business what to get involved? if so contact Mike Plows

Posted by Bath & North East Somerset Community Volunteer Services on Friday, 11 March 2016