Green fingered volunteers give children’s hospice gardens a welcome refresh

Colleagues at leading heating, plumbing and air movement materials supplier TG Lynes got their hands dirty to help refresh the garden of a Barnet children’s hospice.

Colleagues at industry supplier TG Lynes got their hands dirty to help a children’s hospice.

With the business keen to offer practical support to Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice, as its charity partner of the year, seven TG Lynes employees visited to help weed and tidy the outside areas in time for summer.

The industry supplier has raised an impressive £24,000 for the hospice in over 12 months of activities headlined by a successful gala dinner adding the hands-on support to the vital fundraising.  

A great result

Lindy McChesney-Tilley, management accountant at TG Lynes and one of the volunteers, said: “We were delighted to offer practical support to Noah’s Ark, which does such amazing work to help the children in its care.

“I’m proud that the company has raised so much money for Noah’s Ark and it’s great to complement that with hands-on assistance.

“The garden areas are a lovely space for families to have fun and reflect. A few hours of hard graft from our team really helped to make them look much better for everyone.”

Noah’s Ark is one of the UK’s leading children’s hospices, providing care for over 350 babies, children and young people with life-threatening or life-limiting conditions every year.

Part of the family

Alison Goodman, deputy chief executive officer of Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice, thanked TG Lynes for its ongoing support.

“TG Lynes is part of the Noah’s Ark family,” she said. “The Ark requires a lot of money and manpower to keep going, so we are extremely grateful when businesses in the community decide to get involved and support us.

“We’re committed to supporting babies, children and young people who are seriously unwell, and their families, to make the most of every day.

“The gardens are a vital part of what we do, and I’m really pleased that they are looking good just as we head into the warmer months. A huge thank you to everyone involved.”