12 October 2017

Principality volunteers joined by rugby star to help local community

The BBC DIY SOS show has been in Swansea for the last few weeks, completing their annual Big Build for Children in Need. They are totally transforming the home of the Roots Foundation, which provide support to young people in care.

Hundreds of community volunteers have been helping out on the project and we had a team of colleagues swap their desks and branches for a day of action packed volunteering. We got to help out with the garden element of the build and were even joined by Welsh Rugby player Alun-Wyn Jones, who proved to be very popular with the volunteers. Alun-Wyn got to tour the site, speak with the stars of the show, find out all about the incredible work done by the charity and even tried his hand at a bit of plastering.

In partnership with the WRU, we donated a signed Welsh Rugby Shirt to the charity that will be proudly displayed in the new building.

James Harper, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager said “It was a brilliant experience helping out at the Big Build for Children in Need and an absolute pleasure to support an incredible local charity like the Roots Foundation. The role the charity plays in supporting young people is so important and the new home for the charity will be life changing. We always enjoy helping out in the local community and on this occasion it was great to be joined by Alun-Wyn Jones and hundreds of other volunteers. We all look ahead to Children in Need 2017 now and cannot wait to see what the finished build looks like.”

Published: 12/10/2017

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