Facilities management company, AFM has donated time and materials to build a new toilet block at charity, Acorn Enterprises, as part of its eco active community support activity during 2018.
Over the summer a full team of volunteers from AFM Jersey carried out the community support project at Acorn’s Reuse Centre, which involved the creation of welfare facilities. The team built a new toilet structure, installing mechanical and electrical services, that will be used by the staff and service users of the centre.
The project involved staff from across AFM’s service lines, including their building fabric, electrical, plumbing, decorating, floor laying and office management divisions. The team worked together during weekends and evenings, along with a number of AFM’s suppliers who gifted labour and materials for the project.
AFM’s Managing Director, Mark Edgar, said: “It is always so rewarding to give back to our local community. The Acorn Reuse Centre does an excellent job of upcycling and reusing tonnes of unwanted items, providing training and employment opportunities, and helping lower income families enjoy an improved quality of life by providing the opportunity to buy reasonably priced, reused goods.
“The charity’s work is incredibly important to many islanders as well as the environment and therefore, when the opportunity arose to assist with the expansion project, we were delighted to help,” added Mr Edgar.
Steve Harvey, General Manager at Acorn Enterprises, said: “The support of local companies has been central to the success of this project and we are incredibly grateful to AFM for both the time and materials they have donated to this community project. The project has been made possible by the goodwill and expertise of companies like AFM who have recognised the benefits that this centre can provide to the island.”
Acorn Enterprises, a trading company of Jersey Employment Trust, is Jersey’s largest social enterprise. The charity provides employment training and support for people with a range of disabilities and enduring health conditions, who might otherwise struggle to find employment in the open labour market. For more information visit: www.acorn.co.je.