Social Responsibility World Heritage Site Painting Day

Social Responsibility World Heritage Site Painting Day

As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility which gives each staff member 1 day per year to carry out voluntary work within the community, 4 of our staff joined a group of 40 volunteers at Ironbridge in Telford to scrub down and paint over 400m of railings at the UNESCO World Heritage site along the river Severn’s Wharfage.

In 1986 the Ironbridge Gorge was one of the first locations to be designated as a World Heritage Site within the UK. This designation recognised the area’s unique and unrivalled contribution to the birth of the Industrial Revolution in the 18th century.

Local councillors came along to join in with the amazing local spirit as well as photographers and journalists from the local newspapers including the Shropshire Star who published this report shortly afterwards.

https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/local-hubs/telford/ironbridge/2020/02/10/volunteers-give-lick-of-paint-to-historic-ironbridge-railings/

The 4 members of Waterman Aspen staff who took part were Mohammed Sarfraz, Simon Wilkins, Connor Parkes and Chris Price.

Thank you so much to our staff and all the volunteers who finished the painting of the railings in super quick time due to the power of community.

 

A bit more detail about the location https://www.ironbridge.org.uk/our-story/world-heritage-site/

 

2020-02-11T15:36:58+01:00