02 Nov Firm Lend A Hand To Local Rural Centre
Employees from Essex & Suffolk Water spent the day helping out with repair and maintenance jobs at the Rainbow Rural Centre in Barnston on Friday 27 October.
The centre provides learning and support for people with disabilities on a farm, and work was carried out to clear a walkway to help make part of the area accessible for wheelchair users.
Gravel and stone for resurfacing a drive, to allow a school minibus to enter the farm, was provided by Essex & Suffolk Water’s contractor, Anglian Land Drainage, also based in Barnston.
The work was carried out as part of the water company’s employee volunteering programme, ‘Just an hour’. This initiative gives employees the opportunity to spend up to 15 hours of paid work time a year giving support to a wide range of community and environmental activities.