Green spaces at Emmaus Merseyside have been given a spring spruce-up by a team of volunteers from Warrington-based Flex Ltd.

On Earth Day 2022 – Friday 22 April – nine staff members from Flex volunteered to help at Emmaus Merseyside’s community garden and adjacent public space, Seaforth Green.

Emmaus Merseyside is an award-winning charity that provides a home, training, work opportunities and individual support to people who have experienced homelessness. Flex volunteers worked alongside formerly homeless people supported by Emmaus Merseyside and volunteers of the charity to tend to green spaces, propagate and plant flowers.

Rachael Fairclough, HR Director at Flex, said: “Flex invests in the communities where we live and work to accelerate positive change. Our most recent sustainability report reveals that we delivered more than 42,000 employee volunteer hours and 91.5% of our sites around the world hosted local community outreach activities. We were delighted to support Emmaus and we look forward to continuing our relationship with such a worthy charity.”

Flex is a multinational electronics manufacturer with a strong commitment to sustainable practices. Their commitment to social good is backed by grants from the Flex Foundation, corporate and employee donations and thousands of hours of volunteering. As part of their social impact, Flex partnered with Emmaus UK to support Emmaus communities across the country.

Marc Bamber, Chief Operating Officer at Emmaus Merseyside, said: “It was great to welcome the Flex team to our community on what was a lovely sunny day in Seaforth. Their volunteer day at Emmaus Merseyside helped us achieve lots in our surrounding environment and we can’t wait to see the spaces bloom over the coming months. Sincere thanks to Flex for this fantastic support.”

The Flex volunteer day at Emmaus Merseyside took place on Earth Day 2022. The annual event brings together millions of people from around the world in support of the environment, highlighting the urgent action we need to take to save our planet.

Find out more about the Emmaus Merseyside charity and social enterprise.