The firm won the Employer Supported Volunteering category at an awards ceremony, organised by Milton Keynes Volunteer Connections, for its work with a local charity.

Rok staff gave up a whole day’s work to help to refurbish the premises of Scope in Neath Hill which helps disabled people across the town take part in art, music and drama groups, as well as literacy and IT classes.

The team replaced flooring, provided new storage cupboards and gave the entire building a painting and decorating makeover.

The Milton Keynes Volunteer Awards are held annually to recognise individuals and companies’ work in helping local causes.

Sharon Greenaway, volunteering strategy manager at Scope, said: “Scope’s Milton Keynes Community Services enable disabled people to live independently and gain vocational skills in a supportive environment. It’s great that the staff at Rok have done so much to help enhance their aurroundings.

“We’re really grateful to all our volunteers – and we’re always looking for more. They make a huge difference to the lives of disabled people – in this case, giving the service a fantastic makeover.””

Rok area leader Mike Costello said: “”Everyone at Rok is absolutely thrilled to have won this award. Every year we look to help a local charity by using our expertise and knowledge to make a real difference to the lives of others within our local community.

“”It was an honour just to have been entered for these awards but it is fantastic to win in this particular category.””

Pictured: Rok’s Diane Partington receives the award.

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