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20 May 2015

Author: Claire


Fasset, the facilities management company which operates leading Havant business park, Langstsone Technology Park, was delighted to lead a team of volunteers (including staff and business partner representatives) on a community volunteering project for the young persons’ charity, Motiv8, on Friday 15 May which was ‘Give and Gain’ Day 2015.

The Fasset team-led initiative aimed to refurbish the local youth centre in Wecock Farm as their 2015 ‘Give & Gain’ project.  They assembled a team of tradesmen and employees who together gave over 120 hours to completely refurbish, refurnish and refit the youth centre. The team included volunteers from Fasset Ltd, D & G Decorators and Brenmar; with support from Aramark, Brewers, Veolia, and Progession Signs; as well as volunteers and staff from Motiv8.


All about Hampshire-based charityMotiv8 

Motiv8 is an independent, Hampshire-based charity, whose goal is to improve the life chances of young people by reducing the risk of offending, anti-social behaviour and disengagement from learning and employment. The Acorn Centre is used daily for youth clubs, drop-in sessions, workshops; and is office hub for the charity team. 

Sandie Davis, Havant Service Manager Motiv8 said: “We benefit so much from our relationship with Fasset, they have undertaken two massive projects for us now and the improvements to our venues means we can offer young people a fantastic place to meet and access our services. The amount of time and planning Claire and the team put in was amazing and the work day was 10 hours of hard work by a range of teams and volunteers. So much was achieved in one day and we just want to say a massive thank you to all involved for our fab new look centre.”


Give & Gain Day

 ‘Give & Gain Day’ is a national day celebrating the power of employee volunteering, organised by Business in the Community (BITC) one of Prince Charles’s business charities. This year, over 15,500 business volunteers gave over 109,000 hours volunteering time worth over £1.9m to help thousands of people across UK communities.

Stephen Howard, Chief Executive of Business in the Community said: “Give & Gain Day is an opportunity for businesses community organisations and schools to celebrate what can be achieved through the power of volunteers. Employee volunteering is a win-win, the experience builds skills and motivates employees, whilst helping meet the communities needs.” 


Feedback from Langstone Technology Park

Fasset Team Leader, Claire Mayne said: “It was great to again work with Motiv8 and I was incredibly proud of the whole volunteering team who worked tirelessly to complete the transformation in just one day. Motiv8 make a real difference to the lives of young people in the area and I hope that this refurbishment will raise aspirations and encourage more community participation and support for the centre and everything it offers.”


Havant Office space at Langstone Technology Park

Langstone Technology Park’s community and charity initiatives like this one are testimony to Fasset’s high standards of delivery with a recent survey finding that 96% of business tenants taking this Havant office space believe it is an excellent place to grow their business. 

Fasset also boast a raft of recognised industry credentials and accolades including certification to: ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001 and ISO 18001; and is a third time winner of RoSPA GOLD for Occupational Health and Safety.    

Contact the Langstone Technology Park management team now for further details of rates and availability for their Havant office space.

Click here for more info on Motiv8


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