Goldman Sachs volunteers visit Jewish Blind & Disabled’s Milne Court

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As part of their Community TeamWorks Project, a global volunteer initiative that allows employees to take a day out of the office and spend it volunteering with local non-profit organizations, a team of ten volunteers from the Goldman Sachs office in London returned to Milne Court on 30th May to put on a Diamond Jubilee themed party for all the tenants there.

Together with Jewish Blind & Disabled’s own volunteers (all dressed in red, white and blue) they helped to stage a most memorable day for the tenants including food and cocktails followed by live entertainment with a little dancing! We even had a special guest appearance from Her Majesty herself!

Katharine Caplan, project and team leader from Goldman Sachs said:

“Goldman Sachs were absolutely delighted to be able to return to Milne Court to host a second event for Jewish Blind and Disabled. The feedback from Goldman Sachs volunteers last year was so positive that we decided to return to create another day to remember, this year taking on the theme of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. It was fantastic to see so many familiar faces who remembered the returning volunteers from last year, plus meet some lovely new residents – everybody got stuck in and had a ball. My ten volunteers worked really hard to make the day so special and really appreciated the warm welcome from Marilyn and her team at Milne Court. I have received great feedback from volunteers saying that it was a real privilege to help arrange this event and that they are certain they enjoyed as much as the tenants – a number have already asked to return next year.

Goldman Sachs' Community TeamWorks scheme is a fantastic opportunity to do something positive in the community and with my team of nine volunteers I could see the great work that Jewish Blind & Disabled do in providing a secure and stimulating environment for their tenants. Marilyn and I are already planning next year!”

Marilyn, Community Executive atMilne Court added:

“What a party, what great company and what great feedback I have had from the tenants of Milne Court - they all brought laughter and enjoyment to our tenants and were great envoys for Goldman Sachs. My personal thanks to them all - they really made a difference.”

Jewish Blind & Disabled would like to thank volunteers from Goldman Sachs for making this day so special for our tenants. We were thrilled that they chose to give us this wonderful opportunity and look forward to seeing Katharine and her crew next year.