Wimbledon Guild a great place to work thanks to new Healthy Workplace Award
Merton charity Wimbledon Guild has been honoured for its commitment to making working at the Guild a healthy and happy experience for employees and volunteers.
Wimbledon Guild’s Head of Welfare Jane Platts and HomeFood Cafe Manager Hilary Collis, pictured above, received the Healthy Workplace Award at City Hall on Tuesday night.
And they immediately issued an appeal for more volunteers to join them at the Guild.
Wimbledon Guild joins more than 140 organisations across London who have gained the Healthy Workplace Award with more than a quarter of a million employees benefitting from the charter’s ambitious aims.
Barry Francis, Chair of the London Healthy Workplace Charter Advisory group, presented Jane and Hilary with their award and a special award to Nicola Davenport of Merton Chamber of Commerce, who has encouraged the most companies to take part in the scheme.
Jane Platts said: “We’re delighted to have been honoured for our hard work to achieve this great award. We would particularly like to thank Nicola Davenport for her support in guiding us towards this award. She introduced us to the charter and supported us every step of the way. We owe her many thanks!
“The Guild is fabulous place to work and volunteer and we’re proud of what we achieve here. And of course we would love to encourage more people to work with us to improve lives across Merton.
“We’ve had our busiest day ever in the cafe recently and the buzz was amazing, lots of conversation and laughter. It’s a fun and friendly place to volunteer, with a special focus of making sure each customer has the best experience possible whenever they come in.
The London Healthy Workplace Charter, backed by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, provides clear and easy steps for employers to make their workplaces healthier and happier.
He said: “It is great to see a record number of businesses and organisations showing true commitment to the health and wellbeing of their employees.
“Their dedication to their workforce is an example of how local businesses can prosper, attract the best talent and reap the rewards of investing in their staff.”
Wimbledon Guild is a social welfare charity that aims to improve mental wellbeing, support ageing well and tackle poverty. The Guild has been working across Merton since 1907 to improve the lives of people who need it most.
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