Brentwood railway engineers volunteer their time to help Saint Francis Hospice
PUBLISHED: 13:00 13 October 2018
A team of railway engineers took time away from the track to give their expertise at Saint Francis Hospice.
More than 40 workers from Colas Rail who are based in Brentwood and across East Anglia spent two days at the charity in Havering-atte-Bower laying pathways, building furniture, painting tables and benches and de-weeding its award-winning gardens.
They were also joined by workers from neighbouring companies BPH Rail and High Motive who also gave up their time and equipment to help the Hospice.
Corporate partnerships manager Tom Murtagh said: “This work carried out by Colas Rail and colleagues will save the Hospice thousands of pounds and we are incredibly grateful for this fantastic support.
“The tasks that the teams carried out have completely transformed a slightly tired area of the garden and will mean that patients and families are able to continue enjoying our beautiful grounds.
“The support we receive from the business community is so important to us and means we are able to deliver the outstanding care given by our nurses and healthcare professionals to those that need it.”
Assistant Project Manager David McCann added: “No one knows when they may need the support of the Hospice and this is something little we can do that will make a big impact.”