Westbury has added their support to St Mungo’s, a local charity, by giving away their lunch last Friday. We joined the Mitzvah Day project inspired by the Jewish tradition of doing a good deed for others.
In the Jewish Chronicle, David Cameron recently said, “This year Mitzvah day is forming part of A Year of Service, highlighting the many community initiatives put on by people of all faiths. This great idea is joining together communities right across the UK.”
Westbury Team at The Lodge
A few of the Westbury team took the donations of food to The Lodge at St Ursula in Holborn. We were met by Isaura, the Manager, who showed us into the building having gratefully received the food items. The food was arranged on a large dining table already full with a selection of exotic fruits and everyday foodstuffs
Isaura explained that The Lodge is B&B style accommodation specifically aimed at helping long-term, older rough sleepers, some of whom may have been on the streets for decades.
The accommodation gives homeless older people the opportunity to become independent and support themselves, increasing their chances of staying off the streets. Many homeless people have issues such as alcohol dependency and other health issues, and The Lodge allows them to receive the help they need whilst gradually enabling them to support themselves.
We chatted to a few of the guests who spoke of their time at The Lodge and how it had changed their lives for the better.
We thanked Isaura for her time and hoped to meet up soon. It was time to leave but before we did we took a few photos to remember our visit.
Elizabeth Colquhoun and Maureen Lock
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Last night the Westbury Olympic Team attended the Inter-Office Olympics Gala Dinner in support of COSMIC. The dinner was held in the very swanky Cafe de Paris in Piccadilly.
It was a wonderful evening with sumptuous food, great company, but more importantly for a great cause. Two of our staff members, Bhavesh and Danish brought back two bronze medals for Paper Toss and Beer Pong.
The evening progressed with an auction of 5 lots, ranging from a signed picture of Steve Redgrave to a special afternoon with a world renowned jeweller and diamond expert. An auctioneer from Christies commanded the room with her gavel, and used her skills to raise thousands of pounds from the guests for these lots. We also had the pleasure of the auctioneer sitting at our table.
We were introduced to a campaign called Give More, who Westbury will also be supporting this year.
The special guest was Olympic Gold medallist Andrew Lindsay, who moved the crowd with his emotional recount of how his son was looked after by the COSMIC team and the team at St Mary’s Hospital.
Our team have really enjoyed participating in the Inter Office Olympics Tournament, but most of all, we are really proud that we have been able to be part of a team of firms that have managed to raise thousands of pounds for COSMIC.
Do take a look at both websites, Give More and COSMIC to see more about the work that they do and how you might be able to help them.
Click on this link to view the pictures http://www.flickr.com/photos/74634937@N06/sets/72157630556427598/
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Well, not before time, we have upgraded our website.
For a firm that prides itself on its online activities, the look of our website had become something of an embarrassment. Whilst the content was still of the very highest order, the design was tired, the layout old fashioned and an update was essential.
The new site, officially now launched, is, we believe, a giant step forward.
Our site had always been well ranked on Google and we remain proud of this, but now the content and design match its search engine optimisation.
We really hope that all users will find something of interest on the hundreds of pages of content and hopefully many basic questions will be answered in a simple and straightforward manner. The site is intended to be a genuine resource for anyone using it.
This blog will, we hope, serve as a diary of life at Westbury, an insight into problems and solutions that occur on a regular basis, a place for strong opinion and an opportunity for our friends to also have their say.
We hope to be able to invite guest bloggers to join us on a regular basis as well.
Here’s to the new look Westbury website…