Amey pave way to support Rainbow Centre

06 January 2017
Image of Amey employees in PPE with Rainbow staff.

Amey, who provide highways maintenance services across Hampshire, have supported Hampshire charity the Rainbow Centre by laying a pathway in their wild garden.  

A team of 8 Amey employees led by Paul Coombes and Craig Durston constructed the pathway which will make it easier for children to enjoy the nature area at the centre’s base in Fareham.

The Rainbow Centre inspires and supports children with Cerebral Palsy and adults with multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease, or who are recovering from a stroke.  It also provides support for their families through an education programme and other support services.

Lucy Rumming  from the Rainbow Centre said,”We are delighted that Amey have helped us out by re-tarmacking our wild garden path. It means that after over a year of it being inaccessible, our children can now enjoy the garden whilst learning about wild life and plants. Thank you for your generosity on this chilly December day."

Paul Coombes said “It was a real pleasure to help improve the facilities at the centre. We all had a great day and hopefully have made life easier for the children.”

Account Director Paul Anderson commented, “Community Involvement Days are an important part of our engagement strategy in Hampshire. We encourage staff to get involved, as days like this supporting local charities are a great opportunity to show Amey’s commitment to invest in the communities we work in.”

This day follows previous activities with the charity, including a  bike ride ,the construction of a permanent emergency exit to the rear of the Centre, a brand new entrance to ease access to the building ,the naming of a gritter after the charity and a static bike challenge.