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Joanna Lumley and M&S Spark Something Good in Hackney

5 August 2015
Volunteers in Hackney transforming a garden for Spark Something Good.

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has joined forces with Joanna Lumley to launch Spark Something Good. The new initiative inspires and motivates employees and customers to grab a shovel, pick up a paintbrush and take action for social good – donating time to their local communities to improve lives up and down the country.

How was Sanctuary Housing involved in Spark Something Good?

Volunteers transformed an area of land on Sanctuary Housing’s Kingsmead estate into an urban garden space where residents can relax or grow their own food; showing just what can be achieved in one day when people come together united by a common goal.

Residents and staff were thrilled to be involved in the campaign and worked really hard to transform the garden into something special.

Where can I find out more about Spark Something Good?

Spark Something Good (www.marksandspencer.com/getinvolved) – has been developed in partnership with the social network for social good, Neighbourly.com. The site incorporates project information from the Neighbourly.com social network which acts as a matchmaking service between local projects and people who want to help. M&S is a founding partner of Neighbourly.com.

M&S developed Spark Something Good following extensive research and dialogue which revealed that getting involved in community projects enhanced people’s lives.