- Monday, 14 May 2012
A team of greenfingered volunteers from Admiral made all the difference to a Cardiff resident by transforming an overgrown garden into a space she could enjoy.
The six workers from Admiral’s Communications team decided to swap an afternoon out for something worthwhile and contacted Age Concern Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan to see if they had any clients who could do with some help with their garden.
The team from the South Wales based employer spent an afternoon mowing the lawn, trimming hedges, weeding and general tidying to transform an overrun garden into an outside space much more pleasing to the eye.
One of the volunteers, Natalie Grimshare, from the Communications team in Admiral, said: “We are very lucky in Admiral to have afternoons out as a team and we have done a variety of activities including circus skills workshops, speed boating around Cardiff Bay and pottery painting. This time we thought it would be nice to spend time doing something for someone else.
“I’ve volunteered with Age Concern’s Good Neighbour Scheme for the last year and when I mentioned the idea to the rest of the team, they were really keen for us to do something different and worthwhile.
“Although it was hard work and very different from our day jobs, the weather was kind to us, we had a great afternoon and the lady seemed really pleased with the result at the end of the afternoon.
Karen Steele from Age Concern said, “Here at Age Concern Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan we are committed to supporting local older people and helping them maintain their independence and dignity. It’s wonderful that the team from Admiral echo our views and were able to help make a huge difference to this particular individual’s life. Our thanks go to each and every hardworking Admiral volunteer!”