VOLUNTEERS got their hands dirty to help create a hospital for ducks on Wearside.
A team of staff from accounts PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in Newcastle put down their calculators and headed to Washington Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust.
The team of finance workers spent the day helping to create the duck hospital as well as doing maintenance work around the grounds of the wetlands centre.
Another team of volunteers from the company, who were taking part in the firm’s annual volunteering day, One Firm One Day, worked for Changing Lives, a charity which provides specialist support services for thousands of vulnerable people and their families.
They work with people experiencing homelessness, addiction and other problems by supporting local communities and providing employment opportunities. PwC’s senior office partner in Newcastle, Bill MacLeod, who volunteered at the centre.
He said: “While we are a global brand, we pride ourselves in being active in the North East, and it was great to see so many people from the office getting involved in the initiative and volunteering with these local charities.
“Having worked with The Wetlands Trust and Changing Lives for a number of years, we know the real difference they make to the community, and I hope that One Firm One Day went some way to supporting them in this.”