Local charity, the Aldingbourne Trust welcomed 20 staff members from Southern Water who regularly give up their work day to come and support them with any jobs that are needed to be done.
They were going off-site on this occasion – so the mini bus and gardening bus were lined up and a sea of blue t-shirts climbed on board.
The team headed off to an old garden centre site that had kindly donated their Aviary they no longer needed. The aviary had to be dismantled including 20ft poles and bought back to the Country Centre.
After lunch, they all returned back to site to load up the wood truck and bring it back – various trips were needed as there was so much material.
Finally, everything was cleared and stored back at the Country Centre where we will wait for another team to re-build!
Robin Lenharth who is the Infrastructure Plan Manager – Water Networks told us “We had a great day and it is hugely rewarding to be able to help the Trust. It is always humbling to be around the centre and spend the day whilst experiencing first hand the wonderful and very important work they do“
Jen Sears from the Trust said “we absolutely love Southern Water coming to us for their Charity Day, we know that whatever we ask them to do – will be done, with enthusiasm and gusto! They actually save us days and days of work”
The Aldingbourne Trust is a West Sussex charity that supports adults with learning disabilities to live independently and have the same opportunities as everyone else. The charity’s main site is at the Aldingbourne Country Centre near Fontwell, and for more details please visit the website: www.aldingbournetrust.co.uk