Volunteers support hospice garden makeover

A blooming lovely place of outdoor peace and tranquility for Wirral Hospice St John’s patients and their families is now on its way to completion thanks to a huge team effort by the Inteb workforce.

Staff from the Birkenhead-headquartered energy and sustainability specialists answered a call from the hospice to join other volunteers who are taking part in a big garden makeover project throughout the summer.

The Inteb challenge was to put a fresh coat of paint on the railings surrounding the hospice in Higher Bebington as well as tidying up fences and outbuildings in the grounds. 

The finished result brought thanks and praise from Wirral Hospice St John’s whose fundraising manager for corporate, community and events, Jamie-Leigh Burgess, said, “Everyone worked so hard and everywhere is looking great – the first impression when you drive on to our site is that it’s so much tidier now. 

“I’ve never known a corporate team to want to stay as long as Inteb did. Their dedication to getting the job done was amazing.”

The Wirral Hospice St John’s volunteering day was part of Inteb’s ethos of giving back and making a difference to the local community.

The company’s chief operating officer, Tom Kelly, said, “Giving up our time to support projects like this is built into the fabric of how Inteb sees its place in the community.

“Getting involved in volunteering, as well as taking part in many diverse fundraising activities across the region, brings everyone together for a common cause. In this particular case, not only did we work hard to brighten up the hospice grounds and its surroundings but we also had a brilliant day among colleagues and friends.”

The makeover day was part of an initiative designed to make the hospice garden more accessible for patients and their families and to add more private spaces for them to sit and have moments of peace.

The event was also among a series of ongoing projects to mark the 40th anniversary year of Wirral Hospice St John’s which provides specialist care and support for people with a range of life-limiting conditions.

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