On the 4th of August Harland and Wolff (Belfast) volunteers enjoyed a fantastic hiking experience in aid of local charities. The hike was hosted by the National Trust in the beautiful surroundings of Divis and the Black Mountain and was facilitated by Alan Elwood and the expert team at Positive Steps Outdoors.

The day prompted many open conversations on the importance of positive physical and mental wellbeing and a refreshing take on biodiversity and the natural world.

Upon the completion of the sponsored 10km hike our volunteers refuelled with a lunch provided by Stepping Stones NI, setting them up for the rest of day.

Lia Newcomb, Social Value Manager at Harland & Wolff said the following about the day:

“The event gave our new volunteers the opportunity to spend quality time getting to know their teams and helped all who attended to learn more about people in other departments, really supporting our culture of community and inclusivity.

Social value is embedded in everything that we do in Harland and Wolff and as such I would like to thank the brilliant voluntary, community and social enterprises that facilitated the day, our volunteers for their participation and all Harland and Wolff staff for their generous sponsorship as we endeavour to raise money to support the vital work of local charities.”