A team of colleagues from Nottinghamshire based HR firm, MHR, have been getting green fingered in the Eco Garden at Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People.
The firm, based in Ruddington, Nottingham, has supported Rainbows for the past three years and wanted to get involved in as many ways as possible. Over the years, colleagues have taken on an epic 280-mile bike ride to Mount Snowdown and competed in Dragon Boat challenges, as well as donating money instead of sending Christmas cards. This time, it was the work of the graduates who transformed the outdoor space.
Rainbows provides care and support to over 300 children and Young People and the Eco Garden is a peaceful place for them, and their families to reflect, recharge and enjoy.
Jeanette Wheeler, HR Director at MHR, said: “Being able to support Rainbows’ work through the Eco Garden project was incredibly rewarding for our graduates. They were able to combine a shared enthusiasm for the mental health benefits of natural environments with their genuine passion to support and help Rainbows. This resulted in the revitalisation of a tranquil place for the users, families, visitors, volunteers and staff of Rainbows to enjoy for years to come.”
Emily Wright, Rainbows Corporate Partnerships Fundraiser, added: “The Eco Garden is such a special place at our hospice and what the team from MHR has done is incredible. Over the various lockdowns, we haven’t been able to maintain our gardens as much as we would have liked. So for the team to make such a transformation, really is wonderful. We know so many people will get so much enjoyment from this outdoor space.”