NU staff roll up their sleeves for Quidenham

Staff from Norwich Union rolled up their sleeves and became blue collar workers last week to support a Norfolk children's hospice.

Staff from Norwich Union rolled up their sleeves and became blue collar workers last week to support a Norfolk children's hospice.

A team of 15 workers from the insurance giant swapped their laptops for lawnmowers for a day of gardening at the East Anglia's Children's Hospice at Quidenham, near Attleborough.

The staff volunteered to do tasks such as weeding, cleaning, sanding and staining garden fences, mowing and edging the lawn, and painting sheds as a result of EACH being Norwich Union's chosen charity of the year.

Carl Brooks, corporate fundraiser for the charity, which provides care and support for life-threatened children and their families at Quidenham, said: 'Norwich Union have been fantastic in their support, and we're thrilled to have been chosen as their charity of the year for the second time. They've raised thousands through fundraising, and it's great that the staff want to help out in a practical way as well as financially. '