Amey lends a hand to Naomi House

06 February 2015
Amey employees stood in front of Jacks Place.

Amey, which provides highways maintenance and winter services on behalf of Hampshire County Council, has continued its commitment to local hospice Naomi House, by sending six employees to lend a hand at the charity.

The team of six moved items, including stock and Christmas decorations, from the main hospice in Sutton Scotney, to the charity’s new warehouse in Salisbury. The team, from Amey’s highways depots in Petersfield and Totton, also built new shelving to ensure items could be stored safely by Naomi House staff.

Tina Starbuck, Corporate Account Fundraiser for Naomi House, said: “It’s always great to work with Amey volunteers as they are genuinely pleased to be able to help support Naomi House and Jacksplace. Volunteers are terribly important to us on projects like this as it means that, rather than spend money on labour and materials, we can concentrate on spending the funds we raise on our children and young people at the hospices. We are extremely grateful to Amey for all that they do for us.”

David Fawcett, Customer Services Manager at Amey, said: “It was great to take part in our first Community Involvement Day of 2015, which allows each of our employees one paid day a year to help in their local community. Last year, over 200 employees used their Community Involvement Day in Hampshire to make a real difference to local charities, community groups and individuals. Many of our employees supported Naomi House in 2014, so it was significant for us that our first Community Involvement Day of the year recognised this.”

Over the last year, Amey employees have spent a number of their Community Involvement Days working with Naomi House, including organising a bike ride challenge which raised over £5,000. Amey will be entering a team in to FoamFest, an event organised by Naomi House, in April.