Amey and Tivoli volunteer to complete community project in Dorset

17 January 2019
Amey and Tivoli volunteers, planting a tree to complete a community project event.

A team on our Regional Prime South West contract recently used their volunteer days, alongside supply chain partners Tivoli, to transform Puddletown Community playpark in Dorset. We give all employees the opportunity to take paid time off to volunteer within their local community or for charity and actively encourage them to do so.

Around five years ago Puddletown Parish Area Council gave a small group of volunteers the support needed to bring the old play park to a standard that the community could be proud of. Over the years the group have raised funds to transform the park into the space it is today, and the final part of this phase was the planting. They needed to plant around 800 hedging whips and six trees, which was no easy task for the small group of volunteers without help. This is where Amey and Tivoli came in.

The team spent the day enhancing the park by planting trees and shrubs and giving the park a general tidy up to complete the volunteers’ project. Some children from the local school, along with their headmaster and a couple of parents, also arrived to help the volunteers later in the day. The local community are happy with the work done on the park and, despite the cold weather, it’s still attracting a lot of attention since its transformation.

Amey and Tivoli provided a huge boost when they volunteered for the day. Rachel Partridge, who sits on the Puddletown Community Playpark Committee, said: “In the past week I have received lots of positive comments from members of the community who have noticed the changes and planting and they have been really impressed that you and your companies have supported this type of volunteering day. I also particularly appreciate how lovely your team were with the children who came to visit from the local first school and helped to plant some trees. Hopefully we should have some great photos of the tree planting. Thank you again, we really did appreciate all of their hard work and good will!”