Generous store staff help out at hospice
Helpful staff at an Ashford supermarket have saved a charity nearly £30,000.
Workers from Tesco Crooksfoot dedicated hours to improving the grounds at the Ashford Pilgrims Hospice, off Hythe Road, last month as part of the communityvolunteering scheme.
The work saw them clean the guttering, re-decorate the balconies and a stairwell and cut back overgrown trees.
It is estimated that the hands-on support has saved the charity £28,000 in maintenance costs.
Wendy Kelk, hospice services manager, said: “We can’t believe how generous of time and spirit the Tesco team has been. The contribution to improving the grounds and gardens and the enormous job of upgrading the balconies will make such a difference to patients, families and the staff working here on this site.”
Last Friday, the hospice welcomed back the volunteers to celebrate their achievements.
Mary Daly, community champion at Tesco said: “The teams involved with the Pilgrims Hospices project have really enjoyed providing support to such a valuable local service. Community is the heart and sole of Tesco and we will continue to support local organisations.”
Other companies who helped out included Ground Control and Genco who provided the materials and services needed to complete the project.
Tesco staff with some of the team from Ashford Pilgrims Hospice