Retail workers say YES to volunteering at Rouken Glen social enterprise

  • Staff from Marks and Spencer roll their sleeves up
  • Staff volunteer with Young Enterprise Scotland

Kind-hearted staff from Marks and Spencer rolled their sleeves up and got stuck into an outdoor project which inspires young people to get involved in enterprise.

A group of eight staff from the Silverburn store volunteered at the Young Enterprise Scotland (YES) base at Rouken Glen as part of the One Day initiative- a scheme which encourages colleagues all over the UK to take a day out of their working life to volunteer.

M & S Silverburn workers chose to refurbish the unit and surroundings used by Big Green Feet - a social enterprise, hosted by YES, which gets young people involved in community-driven environmental projects with the aim of reducing our carbon footprint.

Project manager Karen Latta and her colleagues waterproofed the Big Green Feet unit, tidied and landscaped the surrounding area and laid bark.

This was a fantastic thing for us to get involved in. Working together towards the same goal is great for teambuilding, and it's great to see such a change in the area at the end of the process.

I'm really proud of the team and the outcome highlights the hard work we put in to make the surroundings even more user-friendly for young people learning about enterprise.

Karen Latta, M & S Project Manager

Our partnershipwith Big Green Feet shows just what can be achieved through collaboration, which is at the core of enterprise.

The team from M&S has revitalised the area and in doing so, has made the experience even more inspiring for young people going through the Circular Economy programme.

Wewould like to say a big thank you to the team for all the hard work.

Geoff Leask, YES Chief Executive
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About YES

Our Vision is for Scotland to be a place where all young people are given the opportunity to have a rewarding future in work and life - no matter where they start
their journey.

Our Mission is to inspire & equip all young people to learn, develop and reach their full potential through enterprise.

In everything that we do, we will work with the following values: Integrity, Enthusiasm, Creativity & Collaboration.

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Young Enterprise Scotland
Rouken Glen Centre
Rouken Glen Park
Thornliebank
Glasgow
G46 7UG
Scotland
United Kingdom

+44 (0)141 406 7722
0141 406 7722
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