Two green thumbs up: AON volunteers help out at Braeside House

Posted: 16/10/2018 | Care for Older People,

Green-fingered volunteers from AON Risk Solutions swapped the office for the garden as they helped spruce up Braeside House’s outdoor spaces.

Aon volunteers smile for cameraThe group of 10 signed up to volunteer for Royal Blind as part of their annual charity outreach project.

The co-worker set to work at Braeside House on Friday, from cleaning the pond in the sensory garden to jet-washing the courtyard areas. The group also spent time chatting to the residents, as they joined them for their afternoon quiz.

AON spend time giving back to charities each year.

AON Personal Assistant, Jennifer Clark, who organised the placement, said: “Aon’s Empowering Results for Communities is an annual event that allows all Aon colleagues globally to take time out of their daily roles to give something back to their community.

The decision to approach Royal Blind was an easy one for us as Royal Blind have been an Aon Client for a long time.  As a client, we see and hear about the amazing work carried out by Royal Blind. Therefore our team were delighted to volunteer, in the hope that they could make a small difference.

Volunteers in royal Blind t shirts pose for photos holding spades

My colleagues had great fun and found the experience extremely rewarding.

Volunteer, Nicola Moore added: “It has been a fantastic day – hard work but good fun. It’s a great feeling to give something back and it’s really good team bonding as well.

“It’s brilliant to see the great work that Royal Blind are doing here at Braeside House and to meet some of the residents. I think everyone has really enjoyed themselves and I hope the residents enjoyed having us here too.”

Laura Macmillan, Fundraising and Supporter Development Officer, said: "I would like to say a huge thank you to the volunteers from AON for coming along to Braeside House and sprucing up its outdoor spaces. The team did a fantastic amount of work  in just one day and the residents and staff at Braeside House very much enjoyed meeting them. 

"Royal Blind runs services for people with vision impairment across Scotland but we never forget that this would not be possible without the support of our amazing fundraising and volunteers."

If you are interested in volunteering at Royal Blind, find out more