Worcester-based accountants Rabjohns recently closed its doors to business so that 41 staff members could spend the day volunteering in the local community.
Staff went to the St Richard’s Hospice warehouse in Leigh Sinton, where they helped warehouse staff clear the backlog of unsorted door-to-door collection bags, measure donated carpets and dismantle items to be sold on for scrap.
Over three hours, staff managed to sort 800 bags, which would normally have taken staff at the warehouse more than two weeks to get through.
Rabjohns staff donated the equivalent of 142 hours to the warehouse, a salary equivalent of £887.50.
It was the second year running that Rabjohns gave business time to volunteering in the community, last year supporting both The Duckworth Worcestershire Trust and St Richard’s Hospice.
Rabjohns chairman, Ian Smith, said: “We believe we have responsibilities beyond those which we owe to our team and clients. We are part of a wider community and want to play our part in putting something back into the area in which we earn our living.”