Community Champions


Volunteering programme hits the right note with radio station

Written by Peter Davison on .

DukeBox radioDukeBox radioLandlord and developer Aster Group has helped renovate a new radio station at Wellington Academy in Tidworth, as part of its volunteering initiative.

Gordon Moody, a painter and decorator at Aster, has helped finish the year-long project – led by Baz Reilly, a teacher and presenter on DukeBox, the official radio station of the Wellington family of schools.

As part of its paid volunteering scheme, Aster arranged for Gordon to spend three days with Baz, helping repaint the studio and surrounding corridors.

Baz said: “I’d worked on the project for over a year and a half so to finally see it finished is just incredible.

“I can’t thank Aster enough for arranging for Gordon to help with the finishing touches. Without the help it would have taken a lot longer to finish. He did a great job and put in a lot of extra time to ensure it was all finished.

“Lots of people have commented on how good the studio looks. It looks professional, it’s great to work in, but most importantly the kids love it too.”

Gary Prince, operations director at Aster said: “We’re always happy to support our local communities and we encourage our employees to donate their time and skill to helping projects like this.

“A lot of Wellington pupils live in our homes and it was an added bonus to be able to help a project that will benefit not only the community, but our customers as well.”

Aster is committed to supporting its local communities and gives its employees the opportunity to volunteer 150 working days each year to support projects just like this one.