Bank volunteers dig in for Trust’s garden revamp
THE gardens at the Rossendale Trust have been given a makeover thanks to a team of hardworking volunteers.
Bank staff at Santander swapped their calculators for spades as part of the company’s scheme to get more employees involved in the community.
The volunteers from Macclesfield, Stoke and Crewe helped tidy up the charity’s garden and build some raised flower beds, which will enable residents with mobility problems to also enjoy gardening.
Dan Butler, mortgage adviser at the Macclesfield branch, said: “It was part of the ‘We are Santander Fortnight’ where branches across the country get involved with different events. We wanted to do something for the community and we had a link with the Trust, who were delighted for us to come down and help out.”
The event was organised by Laura Williamson from the Macclesfield branch.
The volunteers spent the whole day digging and building and enjoyed some half price pizzas from Domino’s after they told the firm what they were doing.
Jarrod Roberts Dinsley, branch director at Macclesfield, said: “Today is a very proud day for Macclesfield community and Santander being involved in such a great cause.”
The Rossendale Trust supports people with additional needs to live as independently as possible.
Karl Downing, from the Trust, said: “Santander did an amazing job, creating raised beds, weeding and digging.
“Make a Difference Days are a great way that businesses and organisations can support the Trust. Teams such as Santander get out of the office for the day, ‘get stuck in’ and make a big difference.”
●● Volunteers from Santander helped with weeding and building raised flower beds ●● Resident Tony Churton helps plant up the new raised beds