Nisbets In The Community2:29 pm
December 2012 saw the launch of Nisbets new initiative, NIC, or Nisbets in the Community, a scheme which enables the company and its employees to become involved in charity work in the nearby areas of Lawrence Weston, Avonmouth and Shirehampton.
The object of NiC is to become a long term charitable project which aims to give back to the local community through donations of money, time, effort and skills.The main projects undertaken during NiC week were the renovations of Avonmouth Community Centre and re- fencing at Lawrence Weston Community Farm.
NiC chairman Anne Nisbet said: “As one of the main regional employers, Nisbets wanted to give something back to our neighbouring community. The Avonmouth Centre is the perfect cause to launch our ‘Nisbets in the Community’ as it is a central hub for the local area.”
Avonmouth Community Centre was completely cleaned, renovated and re-painted in the days before a Christmas lunch was laid on there for local residents. The Lord Mayor of Bristol Peter Main, High Sheriff of Bristol and Nisbets Chairman Andrew Nisbet, and a very welcome Father Christmas all paid visits to the Community Centre over lunchtime, to the delight of guests.
James Collins, Pricing Analyst at Nisbets, was part of the team who helped at Lawrence Weston Community Farm. He said: “I felt quite linked in with the community as we got to meet people who have dedicated their lives to the project. The farm is great as it gives low income families the chance to explore the animals and wildlife by their own front door.”
At Nisbets HQ in Avonmouth, other staff members supported NiC week by taking part in a Dress Down Friday and shopping at a Christmas Market in aid of homeless charity Caring at Christmas.
You can view the Avonmouth Community Centre website here.