Hospice hosts tea party for Turners staff after fantastic fundraising and volunteering efforts
St Margaret of Scotland Hospice welcomed some special guests around for tea this week.
Staff from Turners Facilities popped in for a cup of tea on Thursday, December 17, in an event we called Turners Tea@Three – which allowed the Hospice to say thank you for the company’s help over the past few weeks.
The workers generously donated nearly 140 hours of their time to assist with many tasks in and around the Hospice – including landscaping the gardens and putting up Christmas decorations, which the company donated to the Hospice.
Adding to their festive contribution, the visitors helped decorate the Hospice Christmas Bus and joined Hospice fundraising staff on the bus last week – raising an incredible £2000 – as it continued its rounds before Christmas Day.
The partnership developed when Turners, whose Housing and Energy team have been installing external wall insulation to West Dunbartonshire Council and local housing association properties in recent months, made some enquiries about helping a charity in the area.
And after choosing to support the Hospice, the Govan-based firm got in touch and made arrangements to come in.
As a spokeswoman for Turners explained, the company pride themselves in being “a positive presence in the communities we work in”.
She said: “We like to get involved in community benefit projects at hospices, nursing homes and schools. It can make a big difference to people, especially at this time of year.
“We set up an initial meeting at St Margaret of Scotland Hospice after approaching them and when we visited, we were very impressed by the importance and standard of the work carried they carry out.
“When we came out to help, everyone had a really good day. We felt we were very well received and we enjoyed coming back for Turners Tea@Three.”
Hospice Chief Executive Sister Rita added: “We wish to extend a very sincere thank you to Turners Facilities for their generosity in approaching us to carry out this work in preparation for Christmas.
“Their staff have really made a difference around the Hospice for the benefit of patients and their families and friends – and the grounds and Christmas decorations look lovely.
“They have done a great job and we were delighted to welcome them back for tea on Thursday.”