At The Financial Options Group we are big believers in giving back to our community and supporting local charities. Every year we give each of our staff an extra day off to volunteer with a charity of their choice.
Our first charity, chosen by our Paraplanner Lauren Maudsley, is Adam’s Activity Ark.
Adam’s Activity Ark is a project for adults with learning difficulties, physical disabilities or mental health needs. They provide opportunities to individuals in a vast array of activities including animal care, horticulture, woodwork and healthy eating.
Lauren chose to support Adam’s Activity Ark as the charity was established by her Aunt and Uncle who started the project for their son, Adam, when the government closed local day centres. Adam continues to be involved with the charity as a director.
Lauren spent her day volunteering with Adam’s Activity Ark at the 160th Yorkshire Show, and helped by being an extra pair of hands to enable the group to see more on the day.
“I really enjoyed getting to know everyone and it helped me to understand how much care and support is required.”