Through our corporate volunteering service, employees from Skanska's Somerset Highways team recently took part in some volunteer gardening at the City of Wells Almshouses.
In a fantastic team effort, the Skanska volunteers and Almshouses residents tidied the gardens in the Bubwith and Willes buildings, and at their Llewellyn site. Resident Hanna said:
"The volunteers cleared the gardens of some of our most vulnerable residents who are unable to do the work themselves, making them look lovely for all of us to enjoy. I do hope they come back!"
A great time was had by the volunteers too, Gary Davies, Operations Manager at Skanska, described his volunteering experience:
“A day of inspiration and fulfillment, working with Jean and Hanna; two passionate ladies full of zest and enthusiasm!"
Caroline Tollworthy, Scheme Manager at the Almshouses, said:
"We had a really enjoyable time today, the volunteers were cheerful, friendly, and kind, and the residents were over the moon at the amount of work that got done."
Local businesses interested in taking part in corporate volunteering, or community groups interested in welcoming a team of volunteers can email our volunteering officer Leonie Girling on firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 01935 475914.