Lending a hand to the community

21 May 2015
employees from amey completing work for st vincent
Employees from Amey have lent a hand to the local Gloucestershire community after completing a project with St. Vincent’s & St. George’s Association.
The team of twelve completed a variety of tasks to help the charity make the grounds of its property in Lansdown, Cheltenham into an accessible garden for use by the community. The garden has been designed to maximise wildlife, includes a summer house for visiting groups and offers quieter areas for relaxation. The team from Amey helped to lay a new 35m long gravel path, constructed raised decking in front of the summer house and laid new top soil and paving around the edge of the pond.
Les Bonney, Chairman of the board of trustees of the St. Vincent’s and St. George’s Association, said: “We are delighted with the hands on support from Amey who have made a huge difference to our garden. Amey’s work has made it much more accessible for the vulnerable people who live there, and more available to our local community. We are looking forward to seeing the garden at its best in the coming months thanks to the hard work and contribution made by the Amey team along with our regular dedicated volunteers.”
David Holmes, Legal Counsel at Amey, said: “This was a huge challenge for most of the team from our Legal department, as we’re used to working in an office rather than being outside all day and we were very fortunate to have volunteers from the highways maintenance team to assist. It was a fantastic experience to be able to support St. Vincent’s & St. George’s Association, and to see the difference our efforts will make to the individuals and groups who use the facilities. Every employee at Amey is entitled to one paid day working with a charitable organisation of their choice to support the local community, and it’s something I would definitely participate in again.”
The team from Amey comprised of employees from the Group Legal team, as well as employees from the highways maintenance team who work on behalf of Gloucestershire County Council.