Rugby team helps keep community green and clean

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Some companies choose commando-style activities or daredevil antics for team building.

But staff at car repair firm Revive! went for a different approach and have helped clean up the community.

The Rugby-based head office team decided to do something that would have a positive effect on the town.

They volunteered to help local retired man and Age UK volunteer Roy Jackson rejuvenate overgrown allotments in the town.

The scheme is the brainchild of Age UK.

The allotments, off Butlin Road, in Rugby, had been underused and neglected and were under threat of closure.

Roy headed the campaign to clear out the weeds, build a congregation area and then encourage other retired people in the community to take a plot and get growing and socialising.

Revive!’s senior leadership team led by managing director Mark Llewellyn and operations director Terry Mullen spent two days working at the allotments.

Adam Civzelis (marketing), Vlad Ichim (IT), Julie Proudlock (national accounts), Amanda Paul (customer services), Paula Spriggs (business development), Kellyjoe Pollabauer (recruitment) and Rebecca Bunn (accounts) helped Roy refurbish an old shed with a congregation area now dubbed the ‘Revive! crew room’ taking them away from their traditional work environment and out into the fresh Warwickshire air.

Terry said: “We got so much more out of it than we expected.

“We may have thought we knew each other’s strengths through working in the business, but when you’re out doing something completely different people’s characters really shine through.

“We really enjoyed it.”