Volunteers Make it a Clean Sweep

Society staff help spruce up the gardens for their charity of the year.

Green-fingered volunteers from the West Brom enjoyed time in the great outdoors taking part in a big tidy up on behalf of their nominated charity.

Two teams visited the premises of Edward’s Trust in Edgbaston and tended to the gardens and outdoor spaces.

The charity supports children and families facing loss and surviving bereavement, which makes it all the more important to keep the environment at its offices pleasant and welcoming.

Steph Bradbury, Head of Fundraising at Edward’s Trust, said: “We depend greatly on the support of volunteers and this includes help with general maintenance and our garden areas.  We pride ourselves on providing a venue where families who come to see us for counselling and therapy sessions after the loss of a loved one can feel comfortable and at home.

“We are enormously grateful for all the support we receive from the West Brom. We can’t believe how hard all the volunteers worked and the fantastic difference they have made. It all looks so much better.”

A total of 13 colleagues clubbed together to make light work of hedges, grass, overgrown trees and flowerbeds. 

They included Chan Nandhray, Manager of the West Brom’s Handsworth branch, who said: “It was a fun experience but also a chance to gain an understanding of the services Edward’s Trust provides and why our work helps create the right impression for the families they support.”

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