Challenging Disability Through Outdoor Adventure



Ernst & Young provides new games area for Kielder

Ernst & Young

 

On Friday 1st October, a team of thirty staff from the Newcastle office of global professional services firm, Ernst & Young made their way to Calvert Trust Kielder to carry out work clearing a field that had become overgrown grass and weeds.  Some of the team used commercial strimmers donated by VP Plc to cut down the overgrown grass, which was then raked and bagged up for removal.

Andrew Spence, Partner at Ernst & Young in Newcastle, commented:

“Ernst & Young has had a very long association with The Calvert Trust. Our efforts will enhance the experience of all those using this marvelous facility. The Trust is a great organisation providing wonderful experiences for their guests.

For a firm of our size it is vital that we give something back to the communities in which we operate. This is why all of our people, at every stage of the career ladder, are encouraged to spend two days every year in volunteer and charity work”, he concluded.

The work that has been done by Ernst & Young will enable Calvert Trust Kielder to deliver exciting new games and activities that will enhance the programme and help the charity to continue to enable people with disabilities to realise their potential through the challenge of outdoor adventure.

Peter Cockerill, CEO, Calvert Trust Kielder said:

“We are enormously grateful to Ernst & Young for their support of our project. Ernst & Young have been a loyal and long term supporter of the Trust ever since we started in 1981.By opening up this field for activities they will be helping to ensure our many guests get an even better experience during their stay.”


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