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Oh we do like to be beside the stables! Thames Water’s sandcastle helps build up youth project

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This may look like people just horsing around building giant sandcastles, but they are helping to build a new equine therapy centre in Wokingham.

Volunteers from Thames Water and WIPRO mucked in using a ‘Time to give’ day on October 4, to help charity Just Around the Corner with its ongoing building project.

Staff from Thames Water are given two paid days off each year – but they have to be used to volunteer their time and expertise to help a charity. A total of 57 Thames Water staff and contractors from WIPRO, gave up a day to help complete the centre which is situated on Forest Road.

Their efforts mean that horses were able to be moved in on October 23.

Thames Water media manager Stuart White said: “The volunteers really enjoyed the team building activity – it was very hands-on but all the hard work was rewarding in the end. There was good atmosphere, competitive element and sense of achievement.

“The team were delighted to help the new equine therapy centre.”

Although the work is nearly finished, the JAC team still appreciate help, particularly financial.

For more details, contact Sue Stevenson sue@jacoutreach.org or phone on 0118 944 1444.

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