Employees from construction company, Taylor Woodrow came together in alliance with volunteers from Kent PLC, BGEN and Exxon Mobil to make a positive impact in the community via a volunteer day at Naomi House & Jacksplace.
16 volunteers worked in sweltering temperatures over two days to transform the gardens of Naomi House & Jacksplace's nurse accommodation.
In a very short amount of time, the volunteers created herb gardens, a patio space with tables and chairs, levelled the lawn area, and created a pathway to connect the accommodation to the seating area. The gardens have been transformed into a beautiful tranquil space for the resident nurses and their families to enjoy.
Taylor Woodrow was also supported by the brilliant staff at EFL, who cleared the gardens ready for the team to begin the makeover, and by Mid Hants Quarry, who donated the paving and topsoil.
James Goodwin, Section Engineer on the Fawley FAST Project at Taylor Woodrow, said:
We recently worked with the team at Naomi House & Jacksplace to organise a volunteering project aimed around improving the outside space available at the hospices’ accommodation. After a few meetings and a visit to see the garden, we came up with a plan of action and I contacted some of our suppliers from the construction industry who were all too happy to donate materials and even staff too.
Over the two days, our team of volunteers worked tirelessly throughout the heatwave to transform the gardens into a tranquil space, ready to be used and enjoyed over the summer. All of the volunteers left happy, knowing they’d made a positive difference for a local charity and all the people in the community it supports.
Ella Clayton, Senior Fundraiser at Naomi House & Jacksplace, said:
It’s been brilliant working with Taylor Woodrow and their extended teams on this garden makeover volunteering project. It’s been incredible to see the transformation. which will have such a positive impact on the lives of our new staff and their families.
The voluntary staff from Taylor Woodrow are all a local team employed to work on a project in Fawley, Southampton.
The additional volunteers that helped with the garden project included: