News 28th May 2024 corporate volunteering

Last week, a team of 20 volunteers from Workman’s Birmingham office spent a day working at the Birmingham Hospice Gardens in Selly Park.

The group, which consisted of property managers, facilities managers and building surveyors, got their hands dirty, digging, weeding, clearing, and re-organising the garage space.

The corporate volunteering day was organised by Marcus Singh, Management Surveyor at Workman, who said: “The tasks allowed us to team-build, meet people from other departments within our office, and most importantly give back to our local community. Although the weather wasn’t on our side, the day consisted of lots of fun and laughter, and I’m confident to say everyone enjoyed the day.”

Ian Reynolds, a Senior Associate who was part of the team, said: “I thoroughly enjoyed the day, even given the weather we had to contend with! The Hospice and all the staff were so accommodating, and it was a pleasure to help them out for the day in their beautiful gardens.”

Birmingham Hospice helps those with terminal illnesses, by making the very most of the time that remains. The hospice cares for almost 1,000 patients on average every day – at their hospice sites, out in the community, or in patients’ homes.

Luke Manley, Corporate Fundraising Manager at Birmingham Hospice, said: “We’re so thankful to the team from Workman, who joined us at our Selly Park site recently to support our hospice. Birmingham Hospice is facing a huge funding crisis. Each year we need to raise over £6 million, so we can continue to provide expert, palliative and end-of-life care for those living with a terminal diagnosis and their families.

“Workman’s support in volunteering has allowed us to save vital hours and funds, which can be spent out of the crucial services our hospice provides. The team faced the elements with a smile, and ensured they had a great day giving back. As a result, our gardens and grounds are now an extra special place for our patients and their loved ones to enjoy, and the support they showed by re-organising our garage is fantastic, with many hospice people asking me to pass on their thanks and appreciation.

“It was a pleasure having the Workman team join us for the day, and we look forward to hopefully working with them again in the future. Thank you all so much.”

To find out more about Birmingham Hospice, visit: About us – Birmingham Hospice