Giving something back to the Fylde coast
At McDonald Property Rentals, we like to give back to local communities. Our profits go towards initiatives that will benefit local people, and our staff give their time to volunteer at community events.
I love my beach clean up
The team volunteered to clean up Cleveleys beach as part of the ‘I Love my Beach’ initiative, as well as promoting the scheme through our channels.
Dragon boat race
Some brave members of staff headed down to Liverpool to take part in a dragon boat race on the River Mersey with over 70 members of staff from across the Regenda Group.
We joined the Thornton-Cleveleys Gala parade in 2016 and 2017. We also took part in the Poulton gala too.
Comic relief and Children in Need
We always take part in national fundraising events, and raise funds for these amazing causes.
Christmas window competition
We take part in the Cleveleys Christmas shop window competition each year, and have our fingers crossed that this’ll be the year we scoop first prize!
The gift aid we give back to the Regenda Group has been used to fund three fantastic projects in Fylde:
The traineeship programme started in September 2016, and ran until September 2017. We provided funding for 13 young people to complete a 12 week employment and training programme, which has seen some fantastic results! Of those who took part:
- Six have found a job
- Two are applying to go back into full-time education
- One is starting a tailor made apprenticeship
- Two are doing a coaching qualification
- All passed their customer service and employability award and their ICT skills modules.
Between them, they provided over 1,300 hours of work experience to the local community.
The second traineeship programme started in May 2017. Keep a look out on Facebook or Twitter to find out how it’s going.
Community Empowerment Officer
The Community Empowerment Officer started in April 2017, and is employed on a part-time, fixed term basis for two years. The Community Empowerment Officer is based at Westview Community Association, and supports the development of Westview. They worked with Westview Community Group to develop a Youth Inclusion Hub provision, which was delivered at the centre and secured funding of £8,500 to deliver Duke of Edinburgh Awards to young people across Fleetwood. This project will be rolled out to other community groups across Fleetwood.
The Job Junction
The Job Junction project started in January 2017, and ran for the academic year. It was delivered in six primary schools and one secondary school in Fleetwood, and offered careers advice to raise employment aspirations of children.
As part of the project, children were encouraged to think about their employment goals, and what they need to do to achieve them. They met with employers from across the North West, who talked through their businesses and the types of work they do, allowing the children and young adults the opportunity to see what kind of jobs are available.