Builders give hospice a makeover

More than 50 people from the local building trade have carried out a Ground Force-style makeover at the Quidenham children's hospice.A kind-hearted team from local construction company Morgan Ashurst and four of its suppliers volunteered their time and materials to improve access to East Anglia Children's Hospice (EACH).

More than 50 people from the local building trade have carried out a Ground Force-style makeover at the Quidenham children's hospice.

A kind-hearted team from local construction company Morgan Ashurst and four of its suppliers volunteered their time and materials to improve access to East Anglia Children's Hospice (EACH).

They re-surfaced the car park, built a new pedestrian entrance to the hospice and provided extra storage space. The work was carried out as part of Morgan Ashurst's Neighbourhood Day initiative - where staff and suppliers join forces to carry out specific community projects.

“We have worked with EACH for many years, which has allowed us to see at first-hand the wonderful work done by staff and volunteers,” said Jon Wynne, Morgan Ashurst site manager and Neighbourhood Day organiser. Sharing practical skills with a local charity is extremely rewarding for Morgan Ashurst and its suppliers.”


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Carl Brooks, corporate fundraiser for EACH said: “We rely on the generosity of the public and local companies for around 75 per cent of our income and are extremely grateful to Morgan Ashurst and their suppliers for what is outstanding continued support. By providing their skills and time for free, they allow us to continue using funds where they are most needed - delivering care to local children and supporting their families.”

Last year, Morgan Ashurst, which has an office on Hadleigh Road, Ipswich, created a sensory garden including water features and scented plants at Quidenham. Previously, the team installed a special race track for remote controlled cars at Milton Hospice, Cambridge.

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