Community-spirited members of staff from the Northampton-based renewable energy company, Infinis, took a day out of the office to volunteer at homelessness charity, Emmaus Village Carlton.
The ten-strong Inifinis team met staff and Emmaus clients known as companions -the formerly homeless people who the charity supports.
After a tour of the community, shops and the bistro the group rolled up their sleeves to help out with renovations around the community.
Jobs included painting the kitchen facilities, tidying up the bistro, gardening and sorting through donated clothing in the warehouse.
Rob Brannan, Commercial Manager for Infinis said: “It’s been a fulfilling day.
“It was really rewarding doing the tasks knowing that you’re making a small difference rather than just donating money to a charity.”
The volunteers also listened to a talk from one of the companions living at Emmaus Village Carlton, who described how Emmaus had helped him to turn his life around from one of drug addiction and homelessness to one of hope and positivity for the future.
Emmaus Village Carlton’s Community Leader, Helen Jago said: “We are all touched and very grateful that the team from Infinis chose to take time out of their week to help Emmaus.”