British Gas are one of our newest Corporate Fundraisers and they recently completed a team volunteering day at our Little Hulton hospice.
During their visit, 19 British Gas Engineers from all over the country arrived at the hospice, with plans to create a warm and welcoming area for patients and their families to escape into nature.
In order to bring their vision to life, they brought along all kinds of items, including hand-crafted wooden animals and stained glass windows created by local artists, as well as plants and garden furniture that had been kindly donated from other businesses across the UK.
But it didn’t stop there! They had even built their very own ‘hog-tel’ for hedgehogs to nest in, and a bug hotel to attract beneficial insects to our garden. They brought wind chimes, birdhouses, flowers and so much more.
Sara Moyson, Safety Assurance Engineer at British Gas organised the project and wanted to create a place where patients and their families could take time out and spend time in nature, whilst focusing on their beautiful surroundings in the new garden area.
Sara shared some lovely feedback with our Corporate Fundraiser Gayle, saying: “I just wanted to say thank you for all your help on the volunteer day with British Gas.”
You are one of life’s very rare people that puts you at ease straight away and exude warmth and kindness, the hospice are very lucky to have you. I hope the garden is bringing joy to everyone. Sara Moyson, Safety Assurance Engineer, British Gas
The team truly went above and beyond to completely transform our garden and create such a beautiful, welcoming space.
What the team has achieved in just one day will bring so much joy to our patients, families and staff for years to come. I was approached by one of our hospice doctors who wanted to share with me how much families are not just enjoying the garden, but also sharing with staff how truly amazing it is! We could not be more grateful for their time, support, generosity and EXTREMELY hard work! Gayle Shaw, Corporate Fundraiser
We are so grateful for their wonderful support, and we look forward to working alongside them in the future.