Travis Perkins volunteers transform Stockton community garden

Travis Perkins Managed Services staff from across the UK have kicked off their #challenge5000 by volunteering 150 hours at Stockton Horticulture Centre and Community Garden.

Volunteer Community Garden

6 Apr 2017

The centre, in Port Clarence, run by the Billingham Environmental Link Project, was spruced up by the organisation’s managers and supervisors who came along to clear, weed, dig and plant in the outdoor areas including the children's wildlife garden and pond.

Travis Perkins Managed Services used the event to launch its #challenge5000 whereby managers and staff from all corners of the UK commit to volunteering a collective 5000 hours towards environmental and community projects, throughout 2017.

Dave Connor, neighbourhood team leader at Thirteen, said: "When Travis Perkins Managed Services mentioned they would like to help a local project, we put them in touch with the Billingham Environmental Link Project, and the event grew from there.

“It was fantastic to see their volunteers from all corners of the country help out in one of our communities.

"The work done by the volunteers has transformed parts of the site and will have an impact on users and visitors to the community allotment project for years to come.”

Maggie Devine, social value manager at Travis Perkins Managed Services, said: "We are delighted to have kicked off our #challenge5000 project by volunteering 150 hours to the Horticulture Centre and Community Garden Project.

"We are always looking for opportunities to support the communities we work in and our 40 colleagues that volunteered are feeling very proud to have been a part of it."