10 volunteers from local Wigston-based Hitachi Capital Driving Instructor Solutions have partnered with charity Living Without Abuse (LWA) to carry out volunteer work in the local community.


Along with general manager, Chris Tarry, the nine locals gave up their Friday afternoon to tidy and clear up the Sileby garden of a victim of domestic violence who suffers from agoraphobia.


Providing support to those in the Leicestershire area, LWA believes that all people have the right to live safely and without fear of violence and abuse and are committed to raising awareness of domestic abuse, working towards its prevention and eradication, and assisting those affected by this crime to determine their own lives.


LWA was chosen as the charity to champion by employees at Hitachi Capital Driving Instructor Solutions, based on the Welford Road in Kilby Bridge. The team was asked to nominate a local charity and LWA was the most voted for by the team.


“We wanted to do more than just raise money for the charity; we wanted to do something that would directly help someone who has turned to LWA for support,” said general manager Chris Tarry. “A lot of the team are terrified of spiders so with September being spider season, Friday afternoon was full of staff jumping out of their way as we worked to clear and tidy the garden.”


An outreach worker at LAW, added: “We are working with our person in question to help them beat their agoraphobia. Having started college recently, they are keen to build on their success of being outside more and more and the garden is a logical and easy step for them to make, so we are incredibly grateful for the team at Hitachi Capital for their help in making this happen.”


For more information on LWA, log on to www.lwa.org.uk