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Encore Director becomes a Bin Man for Charity

Encore Director becomes a Bin Man for Charity

Chris Hockey, Director at blue collar recruitment agency Encore Personnel Services, became a bin man for the day to raise money for a local charity. & lsquo;Donate a Day’, the charity initiative set up by Encore Personnel for 2011 will see each staff member donating a working day to work on the site at one of the companies clients.

The clients, in turn, will then pay for the hours worked at the applicable hourly rate and the money raised will then be donated to the local charity at the end of the year when all staff members have done their bit.

Chris Hockey decided to do his stint for charity by working as a bin man for Blaby District council, a local Leicestershire council. Starting work at 7am on a Friday morning Chris joined up with his crew, consisting of Bob the driver and two fellow loaders Jamie and Rich.

The route took in an area where Chris used to live and go to school, with a poignant moment where he even emptied the bin of his old house.

Chris commented “Working as a bin man for the day certainly opened my eyes to how challenging this job can be. The job is very physical, you are working outdoors in all weathers and you have to keep up with the rest of the crew, you don’t want to be the one slowing them down.”

Danny Davis, Environmental Supervisor at Blaby District Council, stated “Chris didn’t do too bad for an office worker. You have to cover a lot of miles in a day and the job can be quite physically demanding. We have had far younger people in the past struggle with the demands of the job so he did well.”

Encore Personnel hope to raise in excess of &pound5000 across the company from the & lsquo;Donate a Day’ scheme, which will go to a range of local charities including Wishes for Kids and the Alzheimer’s Society.

Encore are no strangers to charity work, raising in excess of &pound10,000 over the last 3 years including &pound5,800 for Huntington’s Disease when they completed a sponsored walk up Edale and the & lsquo;3 Peaks 24 hour Challenge’

Chris Hockey continued, “Encore as a company believes in giving something back and this scheme will hopefully get every member of staff involved, raising money for the local charities that they themselves have chosen.”

Encore Personnel specialise in the supply of blue collar personnel (logistics, manufacturing and engineering, temporary and permanent) to industry throughout the U.K, employing over 2,000 temporary staff each week through its existing six locations and 16 divisions. 

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