Rothesay sheltered housing residents receive cash boost

Chris Park volunteers at the Foley Court sheltered housing complex in Rothesay, introducing residents to the internet.
Chris Park volunteers at the Foley Court sheltered housing complex in Rothesay, introducing residents to the internet.

Residents of a Rothesay sheltered housing complex are £250 better off thanks to the efforts of a member of staff at the town’s Webhelp UK customer service centre.

Chris Park has been working closely with the Friends of Foley Court on their ‘Silver Surfer’ programme, which aims to help residents get online and make use of the internet for shopping, emailing and Web browsing.

The money was donated by Webhelp as a result of Chris’s nomination in the ‘Making a Difference’ category of the company’s UK-wide staff awards ceremony, and adds to a donation of £400 made to residents at the complex in the town’s High Street at the end of 2013.

The money has been and will be put towards organising activities and purchasing equipment for the residents’ day room.

On his nomination Chris said: “I feel honoured to have been recognised by my colleagues in this way. It’s a great privilege to be able to combine my professional work with a personal interest. I’m also pleased that the money donated by Webhelp will go towards purchasing new goods for the residents’ day room.”

Webhelp chief executive David Turner added: “A sincere congratulations to Chris for his outstanding effort and commitment. Charitable contribution is a key part of our company ethos so we encourage and support every member of the team to make a difference in their local community where they can.”

The company donated £250 to each of the charities supported by its ‘Making a Difference’ award nominees; the category winner was Karen McNicol from Glasgow, whose work with the Glasgow City Mission saw £1,000 donated to the organisation.