Colleagues of Peterborough based Whirlpool UK Appliances Limited, parent company to KitchenAid, Whirlpool, Hotpoint and Indesit, volunteered in their local community as part of the international Whirlpool Community Week initiative, 23rd – 27th September.
A total of 200 hours were spent helping three different charities: FoodCycle, British Heart Foundation and Little Miracles.
Whirlpool UK staff gave the kitchen space at FoodCycle in Peterborough a deep clean and helped to prepare and host a dinner for members of the local community. Colleagues also spent time working in two British Heart Foundation shops in Peterborough. Those who volunteered at Little Miracles maintained the garden, planted winter vegetables and painted benches and bright graphics around the centre, to make it as welcoming as possible for families and children with additional needs.
The Whirlpool Community Week initiative is now in its third year and has become global. The idea started in Italy in 2017, now more than 2,700 Whirlpool colleagues in 15 countries around the world worked alongside 32 non-profit organisations, for a total of more than 21,000 hours donated to the community.
Ian Moverley, UK Corporate Reputation and Public Affairs Director, Whirlpool UK Appliances Limited, says: “The Whirlpool Community Week gives us the opportunity to celebrate the pride we have for the community in which we work and live. Colleagues were keen to get involved and spend time volunteering in Peterborough. We would like to thank FoodCycle, the British Heart Foundation and Little Miracles for the endless work they do for our community.”