J A Jones gives back to the community by volunteering and supporting local charity Queenscourt Hospice

Employees at J A Jones come together to volunteer at local charity Queenscourt Hospice as part of a company led charity initiative.

Credit: JA Jones

On Saturday 3 June 2023 the nursery arranged for a team of volunteers from the nursery to put their skills to good use and help a very worthy cause.

Queenscourt Hospice is an independent local charity which provides specialist palliative care to patients in the West Lancashire, Southport & Formby area.

They are holding an open garden event on Saturday 10 June so the firm sent a clean-up crew to help them spruce up the outside areas of the hospice before the big event.

The J A Jones volunteering team consisted of Chris Aubrey, Steve Bradley, Anna Brown, Paul Champion, Jamie Church, Mike Evans, Claire Gardiner, John Gillow, Jack Hall, Tim Hunt, Marc Lorenzini, Dave Rimmer, Rick Rimmer, Graham Russell, Ainars Stepins, Mike Vickers, Claire Walsh, Dawn Wright and Thomas Wyland.

Tasks included weeding, painting benches, laying new pathways, trimming trees, raking leaves, cleaning windowsills and general tidying of their garden and wooded area.

Mike Vickers, sales director of J A Jones said: "As a business, it is always important to support and contribute to our local community when we can. I am delighted that the team met this challenge with such enthusiasm and were willing to give up their free time to help others. I am incredibly proud of everyone who volunteered, and we look forward to helping other members of our community in the future."

Neil Woods, estates manager for Queenscourt Hospice added: "Many thanks to all of the staff members who came to site and did so much work for us. It has made a tremendous difference to those parts of the grounds we do not have the resources for.  Your time and efforts are very much appreciated."

The nursery has also provided a sizable donation of plants to the hospice which they can sell at their Open Garden Event to help fund this vital charity organisation.

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