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Poole homeowners go behind the scenes at Swanage Railway

Each of our communities has a small group of volunteers who sit on a Social Committee to represent their neighbours when considering the upcoming entertainment and events calendar for both inside the community and out in the local neighbouring area. They are also instrumental in considering local good causes that their communities can support and give back to.

Poole homeowners explore volunteering opportunities at swanage railway

Exploring volunteering opportunities at Swanage Railway

As a result, two members of our Vista social committee went to meet Jonathan Evans, Volunteer Recruitment & Retention Officer at Swanage Railway along with Laura Warwick, our Director of Lifestyle, Wellbeing & Entertainment.

Laura said: “We were exploring the volunteering opportunities at the railway along with funding requirements that Vista homeowners may be able to support with. On a beautiful sunny afternoon, it also became apparent that an informational talk – including one of the drivers visiting – may also be on the cards in the near future.

“As well as a great way to give back, it is clear that we have many train enthusiasts at Vista and Jonathan managed to secure a ride on the engine plate for Mac – who jumped at the chance. Volunteers can work in the railway shops, help with gardening and upkeep, as well as getting involved in more technical support such as learning the signal person’s role. I think giving back to such a wonderful local cause will be a very worthwhile way to spend some time.”

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Homeowners & communities getting involved with local causes

All of our communities select their own charities, which are personal to them to give back to. These causes include local branches of Marie Curie, a ward supported by Poole Hospital Charity, and the Trussell Trust in Salisbury.

Our homeowners love to see the difference they make and work hard to raise funds from selling delicious homemade cakes, quiz nights, and raffles. We are always open to looking out for new partnerships and enabling homeowners’ ideas to come to life to give a real purpose to our communities.

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