The Essex Cornerstone Club embarked on its first volunteering project of the year for Churches Homeless Emergency Support Scheme (CHESS) on 7th April 2018
The aim of the day was to assist with the clearing of gardens and driveways that had become overgrown at the head office, and to help decorate and clear the gardens at one of the temporary homes in the centre of town. They quickly split into two teams of six and got to work, which included help from a number of Essex Freemasons outside of the club.
CHESS seeks to relieve homelessness, hardship and distress amongst single adults in Chelmsford and across Essex. They do this through the provision of support services and temporary accommodation that helps those in need move on with their lives.
Barbara Buxton, CHESS Business Support Manager, explained to all those helping how volunteering for jobs like these helps to save the charity money that can now be spend on more of the core services that they provide to the community.
Having completed the project, the Essex Cornerstone Club are now planning ahead for their next volunteering projects.