Lend Lease lends a working hand at RIDBC.

Lend Lease employees work at RIDBC.

A group of 30 Lend Lease employees have volunteered their time at the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) as part of their annual Community Day.

This is the fifth year running the volunteer group has supported RIDBC, working on a range of projects including; building a fence, working on the RIDBC Alice Betteridge School vegetable garden planters, supplying and installing speed bumps, and working on general painting and landscaping activities.

RIDBC Chief Executive, Chris Rehn, said he was extremely grateful to Lend Lease for their ongoing support.

“As a charity, RIDBC relies significantly on the generosity of the community to make a difference in the lives of children with vision or hearing loss.  Corporate support such as this ensures we are able to maintain our quality and innovative services for children with vision or hearing loss to achieve the best outcomes,” said Mr Rehn

David Baldwin, team leader for the Lend Lease group at RIDBC, said the project which had been named ‘Project Helping Hands’, was chosen because of the long term relationship his organisations holds with RIDBC.

“Community Day is a great experience for all participants where we are able to give back to the community on both a personal and a corporate level,” said Mr Baldwin.

The Lend Lease Community Day encourages Lend Lease employees around the world to give something back to local communities.  Community Day helps to develop strong community partnerships, giving employees a chance to apply skills where they are most needed.  Employees unanimously agree – this builds strong camaraderie and teamwork, and is an immensely rewarding experience.