InterGen News

June 2018

Employees Show that Community Service Is More than a Phrase

InterGen’s Edinburgh team spends day of service at The Yard for disabled children

EDINBURGH (UK) - Employees who work in InterGen’s Edinburgh office have a long history of giving back to Scottish charities. After all, community is one of InterGen's core values. One example was their recent day of service for The Yard, a unique place in the east of Scotland where disabled children have an opportunity to play.

In 2017 The Yard helped more than 1,000 families who have disabled children from infants to age 25. Opened in 1986, The Yard’s adventure play center in Edinburgh requires regular maintenance to ensure that it remains fit for purpose. Earlier this year, a team from InterGen’s Edinburgh office dedicated a day to help with general upkeep, including painting, gardening, woodwork and much more.

“It was great to be able to help our chosen charity. We had a fabulous day and enjoyed doing something to make the lives of less fortunate children better,” said Sam Johnson, accountant and InterGen’s charity liaison manager.

The Yard offers disabled children and their siblings the chance to experience creative, adventurous indoor and outdoor play in a well-supported environment. It also provides emotional and practical support for families. Besides offering informal respite, parents who face similar challenges can build a network of support and understanding that helps ease the difficulties they often face. For more information, visit www.theyardscotland.org.uk.