We enjoy supporting the sector we work with and believe this gives us an empathy which is reflected in our commitment of service to both our candidates and clients. Many people within TPP like to support charities in their spare time and as part of our TPP Giving Back programme, they receive paid leave for volunteering.
If you are looking for volunteers for an event or project, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
|Brigitte Stundner has celebrated her 5 years as a volunteer for the charity Goodgym. Goodgym are a community of runners that combine fitness with doing good. She visits an older isolated person for a chat and tea every week though during the pandemic these have been done virtually. |
She also did food shops and pharmacy pick-ups and deliveries during the pandemic to people that were isolating/shielding.
|Donovan Whittaker volunteered with London Southbank University, advising students on their CVs and LinkedIn accounts.|
|Sophie Butler created and manages the Instagram account for The Turgwe Hippo Trusts Foundation.|
|Matt Adams is the Chair of local community charity Hardie Park.|
|Tracey George is a Bereavement Care Working Group volunteer for The International Stillbirth Alliance.|
TPP are proud and excited to be participating in the Captain Tom 100 Challenge. Throughout lockdown Captain Tom inspired the nation to fundraise and this year after his sad passing his legacy will live on.
TPP have selected our 5 “captains” from management who will be set a 100 challenge by their team, to raise money for The Captain Tom Foundation. This could be to walk/run 100 laps of the garden, a 100 minute silence, eat 100 grapes - absolutely anything!
Captain Tom and his family have identified causes which will benefit from the new Captain Tom Foundation: tackling loneliness,
We will update our blog page with the final challenges they are set, including pictures and videos of them undertaking their task!
You can also keep up to date with our fundraising efforts through our Just Giving page.
Goods for Good UK is a small registered charity which is making a big impact supplying vital toiletries, hygiene essentials and food items to NHS staff, food banks, asylum seekers, refugees, vulnerable families and the homeless during the COVID-19 crisis.
Hannah Strauss has been helping with their social media, trying to raise awareness for the wonderful charity and supporting them to raise the funding needed to make it all happen. She has set up a small group of social media champions who are all young people, keen to spend some time volunteering and trying to make an impact. Together, they have come up with some great social media campaigns and helped raise significant funds as part of their crowdfunding campaign, enabling them to reach more vulnerable members of our society.
Hannah has also been doing some deliveries of goods to local hospitals around London for the frontline workers. One of her deliveries was to the Royal Free Hospital with lots of drinks, so that the doctors, nurses and other staff in the hospital can grab a drink without having to worry about going to the shops.
|During the COVID-19 lockdown, Diane Duberry has been supporting her GP friend by delivering medication to patients that are isolating, as well as delivering food and medical supplies to her elderly and isolated neighbours.|
Our COO, Tracey George, has recently started volunteering as a Mentor with Leaders Plus, a social enterprise dedicated to supporting leaders with babies and young children to progress their careers, therefore making a significant impact on the Gender Pay Gap.
The Leaders Plus Fellowship is a multi award-winning nine-month intervention, designed to help talented individuals stay in the leadership pipeline and continue to develop their careers while enjoying their young families.
The Fellowship offers access to a cross sector peer network, career acceleration workshops rooted in research about career progression, senior leader mentors, workshops with key supporters (e.g. their line manager and their partner if applicable) and support to drive change within their organisation. The aim is to support individuals to progress in their careers and build a positive movement for change so that new parents can thrive in leadership roles.
Tracey will be supporting this programme by mentoring a carefully matched Fellow over a nine-month period, which she is confident will be both rewarding and developmental for both parties.
The TPP Boardroom welcoming the Leaders Plus
|Brigitte Stundner volunteers for GoodGym, the community support charity, running across London to visit an elderly, isolated person. Due to COVID-19, she is unable to visit the after her run, but she is calling to catch up with them more regularly, and has also signed up to do community missions.|
|In March, Toby Roberts hosted a CV and interview workshop in TPP's office for the Shaw Trust.|
|In January, Hannah Strauss and Toby Roberts volunteered for HOST UK by manning their stand at a university open day.|
|Natasha Fardell & Gayleen Yianni volunteered for Havens Hospices, gift wrapping Christmas presents in December.|
Natasha Fardell volunteered with Hopefield Animal Sanctuary.
|Penny Raven, Chenda McManus & Hannah Strauss volunteered at Tommy's, to call their marathon runners.|
|Rob Hayter in on the board of Mind in Barnet; Acts of Hope, a small educational charity supporting a school for slum children in India; and Parentkind, an organisation championing parent engagement in schools.|
|Kristina Preston volunteers for the Red Box Project UK. This involved running the scheme in mid Essex, collecting donations of menstrual products, pants and tights and supplying boxes to schools to ensure that no girl misses out on her education due to her periods.|
This included attending events, delivering workshops to schools and extra-curricular groups and holding a collection here at the TPP offices.
The project is now closed due to our successful campaign and has led to the government funding products in schools come January. One step closer to ending period poverty here in the UK!
|Matt Adams is on the board of Friends of Hardie Park, a community based charity based in Stanford-le-Hope, Essex.|
|Diane Duberry volunteered for the Red Box Project on the 2nd May.|
Angela Chellappah volunteered with Taawoon (Welfare Association) helping with the appeal envelopes for the children affected in Gaza.
|Donna Newton, Danielle Tramontin & Shelley Hawkins volunteered at the Breast Cancer Care show in London. The money raised from the event will help to reach their aim that by 2050, everyone who develops breast cancer will live and be supported to live well.|
|Brigitte Stundner volunteers on a fortnightly basis for GoodGym, the community support charity, running across London to visit an elderly, isolated person. She also volunteers for the charity Magic Me, socialising with residents of care homes once a month. She is also involved the charity Getting on Board, having sat on the Advisory Board of the “Trustee Recruitment Pathways” programme.|
|Bita Heffernan & Hannah Strauss volunteered for Inspire! Education to deliver a careers carousel at a local senior school. They spoke with boys aged 12-13 to talk about their future careers.|
|Donna, Patrick & Toby volunteered for Terrence Higgins Trust on their Work Positive Programme.|
Sophie Butler volunteered with Surfers Against Sewage.
|Danielle Tramontin volunteered at The Queen's Nursing Institute, delivering a CV writing and interview workshop for Nurses looking for their next senior role in their career.|
Diane from our Client Relations team volunteered with the Tommy's London Landmarks half marathon events team. Calling runners to thank them for their support and for any queries before the race.
For the last 8 months, Penny Raven has been regularly volunteering for StreetLink, covering 4hr shifts every fortnight with additional help when needed. Through her volunteering, Penny has supported people sleeping rough on the streets, by handling alerts and signposting people to appropriate services.
Diane Duberry volunteered with Solidarity sports. They offer a number of programmes (sport, arts, trips away, mentoring) for children from disadvantaged backgrounds or those that have experienced trauma.
Diane was at the tennis club in Notting Hill playing tennis and games all day.
Donna, Toby, Nikki, Laura, Danielle and Christiana volunteered as interviewees for the National Literacy Trust. The Business immersion day helped to develop interview and communication skills of young people.
“It was interesting to talk to different people with different roles in the company”.
“I really enjoyed the office tour where I could imagine myself working in the future”.
Donna Newton volunteering at East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Services. This is Khronus the 3 week old magpie snuggling his toy camel.
Waseema Ibraimo organised the GOSH Bake It Better fundraiser at TPP. Members of staff baked treats for the fundraiser with donations from the bake sale helping the lives of unwell children at Great Ormond Street Hospital.
We raised £528.27!
|Donna Newton has started volunteering at East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Services. Donna is part of the Orphan Baby Bird Rearing team and volunteers every Saturday 2pm -6pm. |
Donna is also a member of Canine Concern. Donna takes her Alaskan Malamutes to the local care home, Glottenham Manor to meet the residents on Saturdays.
|Toby Roberts recently volunteered at Tower Hamlets College assisting with CV and interview workshops.|
|Brigitte Stundner is a regular volunteer / runner for Goodgym and recently volunteered with Elizabeth Frank for the Cocktails in Care Homes programme for Magic Me.|
|Kristina Preston and Rob Muddiman volunteered for the Royal Society of Blind Children, delivering employability sessions for entry level ability and graduate level students.|
|Lisa Sonson-Myrie, Donna Newton and Holly Jay volunteered at the Breast Cancer Care - The Show London.|
|Holly Jay, Sean Brinkley and Kay Buck volunteered for Breast Cancer Care at the British Grand Prix in July.|
|Sam Johnston volunteered for the Burgees Park Food Project in July.|
|Penny Raven volunteered for Havens Hospices at the Southend half marathon in July.|
|Kate Maunder, Ashby Jenkins & Sarah Madahar volunteered for Bliss in June and July, calling supporters with regards to the new GDPR.|
|Sophie Butler volunteered for Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust on the 19th June at their Be Cervix Savvy Roadshow. |
Sophie promoted the importance of cervical screening, the HPV vaccination and looking out for the symptoms.
|Sophie Butler volunteered for Action Against Hunger at Taste of London on 15th and 16th June 2017. |
Sophie worked at the gates raising money and on the exhibition stand talking to people about the ready to use therapeutic foods for malnourished children in Africa, Asia, the Middle East & America and sold raffle tickets.
|Glen Manners, volunteers as a Shipmate for The Hackney Pirates. |
Based in Dalston, they provide kids in the local community with creative learning projects, in an after school set up, to develop both their literacy and boost their confidence.
Pairing one volunteer (or "Shipmate" with one child "Pirate"), ensures a productive and unique learning arc for the pirate. In just two sessions we have read books, brain-stormed lyrics for an anti-global warming song and even paid a visit to Dalston Recording Studios, where the pirates recorded their lyrics for a song.
Having now volunteered through TPP's Giving Back programme over the last five years, in such diverse areas, such as a drugs and alcohol rehab-unit within a prison, one to one engagement with the elderly, employability coaching with the homeless and now working with these great kids, I feel immensely proud to be part of such an innovative programme.
TPP have provided me with a volunteering platform that is both rewarding, fun and key for my own personal development.
|Well done to Rob Muddiman, for running the Essar Chester Half Marathon on Sunday 21st May for Trekstock. Rob ran the half marathon in his best time ever - 1hr 51mins!|
|Kristina Preston volunteered at the first ever Inspire AllStars showcase, raising over £1,300 for the MS Society.|
|For the 4th year running Diane Duberry Volunteered at the London Marathon on Sunday 23rd April. Diane was part of the elite runner rescue team, looking after elite runners that pull out through injury or fatigue, also with marshalling and cheering duties.|
|Rob Muddiman, Divisional Manager at TPP took part in Trekstok's #ShareTheLove on February 14th. Raising vital funds and awareness for people in need, in the spirit of love on Valentine's Day.|
|Brigitte Stunder, Resourcing Consultant at TPP, volunteers for GoodGym. GoodGym is a community of runners who get fit by doing good. Brigitte runs from work to an elderly person's home and then spends an hour with this person, chatting over a cup of tea. The objective is to spend some time with someone who is isolated or lonely and create a lasting bond.|