Bank vol­un­teers dig in for Trust’s gar­den re­vamp

Macclesfield Express - - THE LAUGHING BADGER -

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

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