Our team has been hard at work supporting various initiatives in our community this year.
Around 50 of our green-fingered colleagues helped out on a project run by The Conservation Volunteers at Bloomsbury Square in March. Their task was to plant a secondary hedgerow in Bloomsbury Square Gardens. The hedgerow will form a screen from the busy A40 which runs past it. This will increase the biodiversity of the gardens and help to improve air quality. On the topic of environmental initiatives, the bees on the balcony have been busy over the summer. We are currently harvesting our first batch of honey and are delighted that over 300 jars will be produced.
Staff have also volunteered their skills to support the STEM Ambassador programme, which is focused on encouraging school students to consider further study of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). STEM Ambassadors at Carpmaels & Ransford will continue to visit local schools throughout 2018 to encourage the uptake of STEM subjects and inspire the next generation of STEM professionals.
Finally, sporting enthusiasts at the firm, have run, cycled and rowed for a range of charitable causes. A highlight of 2018 was the Great River Race in which two teams raised over £1600 to support St Mungo’s, which is committed to helping the homeless. We have chosen to support St Mungo’s winter campaign this Christmas and will continue to raise funds for the charity throughout 2018.