Eckoh May 2017 smallLocal company Eckoh, based in Hemel Hempstead, sent 14 keen volunteers to Sunnyside Rural Trust on Friday 12th May on a team building day organised by Connect Dacorum.

Sunnyside Rural Trust is a charity based in Berkhamsted and Hemel Hempstead and offer training and work skills for young people and adults with learning disabilities. They also run Hemel Food Garden, which is located behind the K2 restaurant near B&Q with a great shop and café. Gemma Vine from Sunnyside Rural Trust was delighted with the group from Eckoh. “The team worked hard all day and helped us with some much needed jobs. They had great fun while making a difference.”

Some of the Eckoh team cleaned out chickens, some cleared around the pond to help the local wildlife and some made up hanging baskets which will be displayed along Kings Langley High Street over the summer. All of them made a positive impact on the charity and came away from the day with a real sense of achievement and able to see the fruits of their labour.

Eckoh is the UK’s leading provider of Multi-Channel customer service and secure payment solutions. Caroline Taylor from Eckoh said “We thoroughly enjoyed supporting our local community and working with Sunnyside Rural Trust. Running volunteering days for the company and working with our local community is so important for our employee wellbeing and morale. The team of employees enjoyed contributing to the project and working together in such a positive and rewarding way. Thank you to Connect Dacorum for organising the volunteering event.”

If you would like your company to run volunteering opportunities and don’t know where to start, contact Cindy Withey at Connect Dacorum on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details.