Ripley housing association’s MAD idea

Futures Homescape staff get stuck in at last year's MAD event
Futures Homescape staff get stuck in at last year's MAD event

A housing provider is asking community projects across Amber Valley to come forward and benefit from some volunteer manpower.

Futures Homescape is urging local groups to sign up to the Make a Difference (MAD) initiative, which last year saw its staff leave the comfort of their office to lend a helping hand in the community.

Last year 135 staff from Futures Homescape and Futures Housing Group left the their Asher Lane, Ripley, office on MAD day to tackle 26 projects across the borough.

They included repainting a community centre in Ironville to clearing woodland at a local school.

The housing provider is running this year’s initiative from June 1 to June 7

Sarah Whattam, community development manager at Futures Homescape, said: “Making a difference across Amber Valley is hugely important to us and we will

consider any projects which benefit the community; big or small. Once we know about a project we can coordinate the work so this is a great opportunity.

“We are already planning for the week so if you have a project which you think could benefit please get in touch now.”

Anyone interested in taking part in Futures Homescape’s MAD week should contact the community development team on 01773 573 138.