Staff focus on community

Findex staff trim trees and tidy gardens at Hearing Southland during the company's community day in Invercargill on Friday.

HELPING out in the community was the aim of a working bee for staff from Invercargill company Findex last Friday.

Findex managing partner Neil McAra was busy on the ride-on lawnmower at the Spirit Army gardens on the outskirts of Invercargill.

About 98 staff took on gardening, cleaning and more for charities who needed a hand, including Hearing Southland, Jubilee Budget Advisory Services, Spirit Army, Southland Multiple Sclerosis Society, and Alzheimers Southland.

Mr McAra said the decision to help out was made while having a coffee at morning tea time.

This was the second community day to take place, with the inaugural one held five years ago but each staff member was given one community day per year.

“As an organisation which is very much an integral part of the community, we want to give back in meaningful ways which go beyond simply giving a monetary donation,” Mr McAra said.

“Every charity faces real challenges in terms of manpower, so we thought a great way of supporting our local community was quite literally getting hands on with those who need some help.”