TMETC employees give Hospice garden an autumn makeover

TMETC has taken on a Ground Force style challenge in support of a children’s hospice.

Employees spent two days at Zoe's Place Baby Hospice, in Coventry, helping to spruce up its grounds and gardens.

The automotive volunteers spent their time pruning, weeding and cutting back shrubs, bushes and trees within the sensory and memorial garden, as well as the surrounding grounds.

The team also sanded down and stained wooden cladding, rails and garden furniture, cleaned and painted exterior walls, jet washed slabs, and sanded down and re-painted fencing.

Zoe's Place Baby Hospice provides palliative, respite and end-of-life care to babies and infants from its three hospices in Coventry, Liverpool and Middlesbrough.

Muna Chauhan, from Zoe's Place, said: “We were amazed at how much the TMETC team accomplished in the two days.

“We are fortunate to be surrounded by woodland, but this luxury requires regular maintenance. Our gardens are a special place for our families, and it is important they are accessible all year round.

“We are very grateful to everyone for their hard work.”

The hospice is located just eight miles from the TMETC office and was chosen as a worthy cause to support by its employees.

Kim Smith from TMETC, said: “It was a privilege to offer our time to Zoe's Place and give their gardens and outdoor space some much needed TLC.

“It was an amazing team effort, and we all felt an immense pride knowing that what we accomplished in just two days would benefit the children and families during their times there.

“We aim to revisit Zoe's Place in the near future. Projects like this are not only beneficial for our local community but create a sense of achievement and camaraderie amongst our employees.”