John O’Conner staff in Watford reach new heights to raise money for Peace Hospice
Well done to Paul Miller and George Potts from our Watford Community Housing Trust Contract, who, along with many other brave volunteers, abseiled 170ft down one of the Meriden high-rise blocks in Watford yesterday to raise money for the Peace Hospice.
The charitable event was organised in celebration of Watford Community Housing Trust’s fifth birthday. The Peace Hospice cares for people with a life limiting or terminal illness. The money raised will help towards the £3.8 million in charitable income needed each year to run & develop their services in providing free care & provision to their patients and their families.
Commenting on his experience Paul said, “It was fantastic to be involved along with all the residents, Directors and staff from Watford Community Housing Trust – a great sense of community spirit was evident and everyone had a really great day.”
Six teams of gardeners from John O’Conner were on site throughout the day, meeting residents and giving away free bedding plants to local residents of the Trust. Delighted residents brought along their hanging baskets and containers which were expertly planted up with the free plants.
Paul also said, “We had another team clearing out an old vacant garage plot along with a team of enthusiastic staff volunteers from the Trust – staff from the Trust worked really hard – the whole day demonstrated partnership working at its best.”
Tina Barnard, Chief Executive of Watford Community Housing Trust said, “it was an excellent example of partnership working and I am sure all the residents of the Meridian estate appreciated all the hard work.”
Paul has set up a fundraising webpage which is still taking donations for this fantastic cause – https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/paulmiller1