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Team put their energy into hospice gardens

An electricity distribution company is switched on when it comes to giving a local charity a helping hand.
Connection Team
Ten workers from the connection team at UK Power Networks spent the day volunteering in the gardens at Saint Francis Hospice on Friday (September 9). 

They got stuck in by putting their topiary skills to the test, cutting hedges, shifting mulch, watering plants and cleaning the patio outside the Day Therapy Unit.  

The staff chose to support the charity in Havering-atte-Bower after it cared for their friend and colleague Mick Lee before he died 13 years ago and this was their third visit to the hospice.  Connection Team

"The main reason we chose to come to the hospice was because Mick was cared for here," said Steve Bradley, Head of Major Connections. 

"It is nice to volunteer at an organisation that has a connection with some of the team. 
                                                                                             Team from UK Power Networks

"We have thoroughly enjoyed our day at the hospice. "It is good for the team to get together and hopefully we have done some good work too." 

Claire White, Head of Gardening at the hospice, said, "The team were absolutely fantastic and they were really happy to get involved with any task they were asked to. 

"Our gardens are an important feature of the hospice for patients, staff and families and we are grateful to UK Power Networks for taking time out to help make a difference to our beautiful grounds."