Amey helps to transform garden of local multiple sclerosis (MS) sufferer

07 July 2015
Three Amey employees, wearing PPE, stood with a man in a wheelchair.

Amey employees in Kent, who deliver highways services on behalf of Kent County Council, helped to transform the garden of one local multiple sclerosis (MS) sufferer.

Amey employees Robert Miles, Steve Miles, Jason Stratton and Paul Potter undertook the work as part of Amey’s Community Involvement Day scheme.

The team worked tirelessly to transform MS sufferer Des Skelton’s garden into somewhere him and his wife could enjoy, without the fear of Mr Skelton toppling from his wheelchair.

The team spent the day excavating and clearing an area to the rear of Mr and Mrs Skelton’s garden before laying a new slab patio area, to provide better wheelchair access.

Speaking about the work Amey undertook Lorrain Skelton said:

“We’d like to say a big thank you to Amey and their brilliant team for the new patio area. The extension means we are able to use the patio area much more and especially for social and family occasions.”

Sean Trotter, Amey’s Account Director for Kent said: “It’s wonderful to see our employees using their Community Involvement Day to help make a real difference. The team worked tirelessly to complete the patio, as well as ensuring it was up to the required standard, to create a safer garden area for Mr Skelton to enjoy with his family.”

Amey’s Community Involvement Day scheme is a company-wide initiative which entitles all employees one paid day per year to undertake voluntary work on a local community project. The project must be run by a not-for-profit organisation or charity, and must support community, environmental, educational or employment causes. Employees can choose to undertake individual tasks or work with colleagues as part of a group community day.