OneFamily colleagues have green fingers volunteering with Martlets
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Ten OneFamily team members spent the day on Tuesday 14th November digging up weeds, planting wildflowers and bringing in benches ready to welcome patients and visitors.
OneFamily has been a longstanding supporter of Martlets, with colleagues regularly volunteering to maintain the gardens in previous years.
The company recently sponsored one of the Shaun the Sheep sculptures in this year’s charity art trail around Brighton and Hove. Team members participated in various fundraising events that took place during the trail, including the abseil off the Brighton i360. The sculpture trail has helped to raise vital funds for the charity, which started re-building its hospice home in 2022.
Gemma Bellamy, Senior Marketing Executive at OneFamily, was one of the gardening volunteers. She said “Martlets holds a special place in many locals’ hearts, so it’s great be a small part of the amazing remodel of the hospice.
“Despite the elements being against us at the beginning, we didn’t let that stop us from rolling up our sleeves and getting stuck in. It was such a sense of achievement at the end of the day, thinking of all the families that the gardens may provide a little peace for during very difficult times.”
Georgia Ellick, Volunteering Services Development Manager at Martlets, said “Our gardens are such an important part of the care and support we offer. We’re really grateful for all the support from OneFamily and it is partnerships like this, where people are so generous with funds and their time, that are so valuable for Martlets.”