Thirty people from Morgans City Living spent a day at the weekend volunteering at leading local charity, Leeds MENCAP, to help maintain and improve the facilities for the children and adults who use The Vinery Centre in East End Park.
This year the team thoroughly cleaned several activity rooms, chairs, tables, external and internal soft play areas, repainted the reception of the building, created new displays and spent time gardening to make the outdoor areas more pleasant.
Jonathan Morgan MD of Morgans City Living said: “We believe that charity begins at home and that we have a duty to do all we can to support the less fortunate in Leeds. Each year we offer our employees volunteering and fundraising opportunities to help make positive change.
“The whole team were totally enthusiastic and committed to completing all their jobs and to the highest standard. We have three more charity events to look forward to this year.”
Cath Lee, chief executive of Leeds MENCAP, said: “Morgans volunteers are fantastic. Leeds Mencap couldn’t do what we do without our volunteers. Volunteers enable us to do more and bring a diverse mix of skills and experience which enriches what we can offer. Their enthusiasm and energy is always a boost – we can never thank them enough.”
Morgans City Living have supported a number of charities within the Leeds community for many years, including Leeds MENCAP, The Market Place and St George’s Crypt.
Its MD, Jonathan Morgan, is a director of St George’s Independent Living and The Old Fire Station at Gipton and a Trustee of Leeds Community Foundation, which contributed to the construction of The Vinery Centre for Leeds MENCAP with a significant grant.