Rain or shine: Wave and TEC collaborate on social value day at Tardebigge Lock Flight

On Wednesday 22nd May, Wave and public sector buying organisation, The Energy Consortium (TEC), came together with customers to volunteer on the Birmingham & Worcester canal at the Tardebigge Lock Flight, the longest line of locks in Britain.

The day, led by the Canal & River Trust, was an opportunity to step back in time and learn about the history of the canal as well as giving back to the local community and networking with customers and colleagues.

No dampened spirits in sight

Volunteers clearing towpaths on the Lock Flight
Volunteers clearing towpaths on the Lock Flight

Despite the very wet conditions, the team of 32 volunteers remained in great spirits and headed out to the lock flight armed with tools for digging and clearing foliage. The day was spent cutting back the overgrown towpaths and improving the local area for the community. Altogether the team cleared three locks' worth of grass and foliage, all with smiles on their faces even in the rain!

Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day, with TEC calling the day “really enjoyable”, “well organised” and a “great collab”. A volunteer from HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) said: “Really great to network…Lovely intro to the work/sustainable work you do…Thank you so much. It’s been FAB!” 

CSR isn’t just a tick box for us

At Wave, we’re passionate about our people, planet, customers and communities. Not only do these corporate volunteering events form part of the commitments to our Social & Sustainability Promise, but they’re also a great opportunity to network, build relationships and boost wellbeing.

We’re focused on making positive change, so if you’re interested in joining us next time, speak to your Account Manager for more information.