ENGIE help with garden project
The volunteers from ENGIE have created a colourful paradise for patients, families and staff that is accessible for wheelchair users.
The garden, which is located outside of the Eatwell café in the main entrance of the hospital, has been planted with a beautiful selection of sensory plants adding not only colour but scent to the area.
Staff from ENGIE, which is based on the Europarc, Grimsby, began weeding and clearing the area on July 5th. The garden project has been fully funded by ENGIE.
Last year the company selected the Pink Rose Suite at Grimsby hospital as their charity for the year and raised more than £1,500.
Cara-Jayne Portess, Communications and Engagement Manager, ENGIE said: As a company our staff are encouraged to volunteer to support local community initiatives, such as the hospital project.
“A team of fifteen ENGIE staff from across all areas of the business came forward to support this project, tasked with weeding, pruning, re-painting benches and planting new shrubs and flowers to bring some much needed colour to the hospital garden.
“The staff who took part in the project all came back to the office and said they really enjoyed getting involved and were touched by the amount of thankyou’s they received from patients and staff at the hospital. One of our team said they hadn’t appreciated that this small project would make such a big difference and this sums up what our ENGIE volunteering scheme is all about.”
Thank you to all of our staff who got involved with the garden project at the hospital, the results look fantastic and staff really enjoyed
Lauren Alexander, community champion for The Health Tree Foundation, the hospital’s official charity, said: “It’s great to see ENGIE wanting to actively be involved with the hospital. We are always extremely grateful for support of this nature.
“With a little magic from the staff this garden will now allow patients and their families the chance to enjoy some relaxing time in a beautiful garden which will be full of fragrance and colour in the summer.”
If you are a local business like ENGIE and would like to get involved in a project or make a donation you can donate through JustGiving, http://campaign.justgiving.com/charity/nlagcharitablefunds/bigthankyou or by contacting community champion Lauren Alexander at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01472 874111 ex 1009
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