Volunteers give hospice gardens a boost


09 May 2023

Colleagues at heating, plumbing and air movement materials supplier TG Lynes got their hands dirty to help refresh the garden of a Barnet children’s hospice.

Seven employees  visited Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice to help weed and tidy the outside areas in time for summer. TG Lynes was keen to offer practical support to Noah’s Ark as its charity partner of the year. The business raised £24,000 for the hospice over 12 months of activities headlined by a gala dinner.

Lindy McChesney-Tilley, management accountant at TG Lynes and one of the volunteers, said: “We were delighted to offer practical support to Noah’s Ark, which does such amazing work to help the children in its care. I’m proud that the company has raised so much money for Noah’s Ark and it’s great to complement that with hands-on assistance.

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“The garden areas are a lovely space for families to have fun and reflect. A few hours of hard graft from our team really helped to make them look much better for everyone.”

Noah’s Ark is one of the UK’s leading children’s hospices, providing care for over 350 babies, children and young people with life-threatening or life-limiting conditions every year.

Alison Goodman, deputy chief executive officer of Noah's Ark Children's Hospice, said: “TG Lynes is part of the Noah’s Ark family. The Ark requires a lot of money and manpower to keep going, so we are extremely grateful when businesses in the community decide to get involved and support us.

“The gardens are a vital part of what we do and I’m really pleased that they are looking good just as we head into the warmer months. A huge thank you to everyone involved.”