Spark Something Good in Edinburgh

volunteers team

What a fantastic and productive day was had on Friday 11th March, as part of Marks and Spencer’s ‪#‎SparkSomethingGood‬ project in Edinburgh.

The Rock Trust welcomed 11 fantastic M&S volunteers to one of our properties. They toiled away and helped us redecorate the flat, which is now home to a young couple and their new baby.

As part of this project, around 100 employees from M&S stores in the Edinburgh area spent a week volunteering their time and energy, having a positive impact on 24 projects at the heart of the local community.

Edinburgh is the first city in Scotland to host an M&S Spark Something Good event, following the successful launch of the initiative in London last summer. The campaign aims to inspire and motivate M&S employees and customers around the country to grab a shovel, pick up a paintbrush and take action for social good – donating time to their local communities to improve lives. It will see 24 projects take place across 24 cities in the UK and Ireland over the course of 24 months.

From 8th March for seven days, local organisations including the Oxgangs Neighbourhood Centre, The Yard Adventure Centre, Royal Voluntary Service, Marine Conservation Trust, Granton Youth Centre, The Rock Trust and Social Bite benefited from a day of volunteers time to transform premises, clean up a local beach and support the work of many organisations’ hard working employees.

Spark Something Good is part of Plan A, M&S’s ground-breaking eco and ethical programme. It was developed following extensive research and dialogue which revealed that getting involved in community projects enhanced people’s lives.  M&S aims to spark Edinburgh residents into action by showing just what can be achieved when people come together united by a common goal.

Thank you so much to the whole team – you did a fantastic job, brought lots of energy and made a real difference in our young peoples lives.

Spark 2 tammy and malcolm