You can bank on RBS for hospital garden help
08 August 2016
Southend University Hospital’s gardener, Tony Haggar, was given a helping hand recently by a team of volunteers from the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) as part of the organisation's corporate volunteer day scheme.
The business and personal banking team helped transform a
weed-infested area of the hospital's Day Stay Unit to help create a
tranquil area for patients and staff to enjoy time out from the
Deputy team leader at RBS, Jessie Pickford, said: "We've really
enjoyed it. It's great to get away from our desks and seeing what
we've achieved as a team."
RBS provides corporate volunteer days to teams of staff,
allowing them to leave the office for a day in order to help out at
a project or place. Over the last two years several RBS teams have
chosen to help with the gardens at Southend Hospital - much to the
delight of Tony Haggar, who welcomes the regular team blitzes.
Jane O'Connell, Southend Hospital voluntary services manager,
said: "We are so lucky to have the support of RBS. The team really
got stuck in and cleared a massive area in a matter of hours."