Hayling Scout Group benefit from volunteers at Amey

21 December 2015
the team from Amey outside the headquarters for the 3rd Hayling scouts group

A community project for the 3rd Hayling Scout Group has been completed by a team of volunteers from Amey.

The team of seven spent a day working at the Scout Group’s headquarters in Hayling Island preparing and painting the walls and woodwork, to provide a better environment for the 230 young people who use the building every week.

Ian Hawke from the 3rd Hayling Scout Group said: “We were delighted with Amey’s support. Their kind gesture has made a real difference to the facilities and will ensure we continue to have a headquarters which is fit for purpose.”

The day was suggested by Amey employee Libby Cornwell who is a volunteer with Shark Scout Troop.

Richard Palmer, a supervisor for Amey and part of the team, said: “We had a fantastic day supporting the Scout group. Hopefully our efforts will mean that the children can continue to make full use of the facilities.”

Amey, provides highways and winter maintenance services on behalf of Hampshire County Council, and gives each employee the option to spend a day volunteering with local charitable organisations.

David Fawcett, Customer Services Manager at Amey added: “Amey’s community programme allows each of our employees to volunteer in the local community, which our employees really enjoy. Seeing the benefits our work makes to the lives of individuals is a really rewarding experience, and means the scouts can enjoy using their headquarters for years to come.”