Aico fires up support of Willowdene Rehabilitation

Aico, the domestic Fire and Carbon Monoxide protection suppliers, has continued its support of Shropshire charity Willowdene Rehabilitation, by helping with the redecoration of the reception area of the facility and the production of a corporate brochure.

Aico has supported Willowdene Rehabilitation throughout 2020 as part of ‘Everything Shropshire’, the nominated charity of the year in support of the High Sheriff of Shropshire Dean Harris. The ‘Aico in the Community’ programme provides each Aico colleague with multiple days to participate in CSR activities, with many colleagues choosing to volunteer at Willowdene Rehabilitation.

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Willowdene Rehabilitation provides an opportunity for lasting life transformation through a proven approach to rehabilitation, that includes trauma-informed therapy, training, work-experience, and resettlement. At the heart of Willowdene’s mission is a commitment to ensure that students have access to interventions that will enable them to step into the life they were made for.

The redecorated welcome area of the main building features a timeline of the history of the facility. Over the course of three days, Aico colleagues volunteered at Willowdene Rehabilitation to paint the area, transforming the space into a light welcoming reception for students upon arrival. Vinyl milestones showcase the heritage of Willowdene Rehabilitation, from their incorporation in 1988 through to their MATRIX accreditation and commencement of the UK’s first, and currently only, residential female alternative to custody.

Dr Matt Home, CEO of Willowdene Rehabilitation said:  “The continued support from Aico has enabled Willowdene to provide a much-improved reception and welcome area to students arriving on site. Aico staff are continually enthusiastic and don’t hesitate to get involved in volunteering activities, it is a pleasure to be supported and work alongside them. As an organisation we are extremely grateful for the continued support from Aico who are making a huge difference to some of the most vulnerable individuals in our community.”

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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