Connect Dacorum 15th Birthday

Please join me in wishing Ambassadors Connect Dacorum a very happy 15th Birthday – we love to attend their events and work them to support the CSR needs of our Ambassadors.

Some of the things Connect Dacorum has been very proud of over the past 15 years:
· Championing CSR in Herts and Europe. Plus exchange of ideas to help disadvantaged people into work in Sweden and Portugal.
· The Passport 2 Go project in 2012 saw 20+ Dacorum disadvantaged people into work trials with several gaining paid work.
· The Accessible Dacorum (Opening Minds, Opening Doors) project has so far seen over a dozen disabled local people into paid work.
· Total UK gave £15,000 worth of diesel each year for four years for their community vans.
· Many companies recycled their unwanted office furniture, computers and office equipment through Connect Dacorum which means that it avoids landfill and helps out local charities.
· The Dragons Apprentice Challenge linked schools with businesses and charities and raised over £88,788 since it began and had 510 pupils take part.
. The Employability Days at local schools have seen 2,555 students get advice from local businesses on how to do CVs and interviews.
· Today marks our 84th networking event which have connected so many who would rarely have met. We have also held 12 Christmas Lunch events with all of them (apart from 2020 – pandemic year) having our 2 MP’s,3 Mayors, distinguished guest speaker and up to 150 guests in attendance.

Our Ambassadors