Goldman Sachs' Greenfingers

18 July 2011

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Volunteers from Goldman Sachs got involved with a gardening project at Treloar College on Friday 1 July.

Nineteen workers from the London office of the global organisation visited the College to transform the entrance to the site into a feast of greenery.

Project Leader, Nic Hobbs, admitted spending the day gardening was a far cry from his usual tasks as a Project Manager in the Technology Division at Goldman Sachs.

He explained: “Goldman Sachs employees spend a day every year doing some sort of community based project.”

“The people here today from Goldman Sachs work in various different areas of the firm; there are people from the banking side, as well as Technology and Operations.”

Living locally, Nic was familiar with Treloar’s, but admitted it was his first time he had visited the College.

He added: “Employees are really keen to sign up to the Community Teamworks initiative and it’s great to be doing something positive. I think I am going to wake up tomorrow and ache – something which usually doesn’t happen after a day in the office!”

Treloar’s Trust and Corporate Fundraising Manger, Sophie Davies, said: “It was great to see the enthusiasm displayed by the volunteers from Goldman Sachs. Everyone was keen to get involved and didn’t seem to mind getting muddy! The difference to the College entrance from the road is remarkable, it looks really welcoming and they have done a great job.”

Author: Sharon Dunbar

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