Post Covid-19 Garden Boost thanks to Kerry Taste and Nutrition
The company constantly strives to support their local community reflecting their business values of inspiring food and nourishing life.
The patient gardens at Alice House Hospice have received a lovely boost thanks to the kindness and support from Kerry Taste and Nutrition of Hartlepool who donated plants, furniture and their own manpower.
During the Covid-19 pandemic the usual support of the Hospice’s gardening volunteers had to be put on hold to ensure their own and the patients’ safety.
When Kerry staff visited Alice House they noticed that the gardens were looking a little less cared for than they usually do and they had a conversation with one of the nurses, who was painting one of the garden areas on her day off. Kerry were able to step in and offer their support – which resulted in the Brenda Road business organising some plants and furniture for the gardens, but they also gathered together a small team of volunteers together to step in and help.
Sue Welch Communications Lead from Kerry said “On a sunny July day the Kerry volunteers were able to help restore the gardens to their former glory, with the addition of some new garden furniture giving patients and their families a place to share time together and enjoy each other’s company, and for the wonderful staff and medical workers at the Hospice to take a break and enjoy some tranquillity.”
Julie Hildreth Senior Fundraising Manager at the Hospice said “We are so very grateful to the volunteers from Kerry who did a wonderful job transforming the gardens which look so beautiful again. A huge thank you also to Kerry for supplying 5 sets of garden furniture which will enhance the patients and families experience.”