Ikano extends community activity and partners with William Boot primary school

Ikano recently became a member of Nottinghamshire Cares, a Business in the Community (BITC) initiative that facilitates businesses getting involved in volunteering. The company is supporting BITCs Right to Read Programme at William Booth. Initially twelve of Ikano’s co-workers have volunteered to go into the school for an hour each week to help children with their reading with a further six also planning to get involved.

Ikano plans to provide further support to William Booth School. Volunteers from the company are planning to help with gardening and painting at the school. (In addition one of Ikano’s co-workers plans to take up the position of School Governor.) Ikano are working with the school’s management to extend their programme of volunteering to help to meet the schools’ objectives.

Ikano will also be getting involved in Nottinghamshire Cares main volunteering day on 24th June – Give and Gain Day – with a department of 10 people from the company giving up a day to carry out a community project.

We were keen to seek out initiatives where our help can make a difference and to help people to help themselves,” says Sarah Murphy, Ikano’s Communications Director “Our main focus is on children and supporting them in their learning and development. Becoming a member of Nottinghamshire Cares has made the whole process easy and being partnered with William Booth School is great. Our volunteers are really up for the challenge and very excited about getting started.”

“We are delighted that Ikano has become one of our members and that they are getting involved like this,” said Jackie Vanderwalt of Business in the Community. “The Right to Read Programme is proving to be really effective and supporting children’s literacy across the City".