Wain Offers Hospice Helping Hands

The grounds and gardens of Willow Wood Hospice in Ashton-under-Lyne, Tameside, had a summer makeover thanks to a team of helping hands from Wain Homes.

Our North West team approached the hospice on Mellor Road, which provides specialist palliative care for patients with life limiting illnesses, offering help in transforming the gardens to create a tranquil and relaxing space.

A dozen of our employees rose to the challenge and their work involved painting all of the benches and a pergola in the Weeping Willow Courtyard area around the fountain, painting a larger pergola in the memory garden, a table and bench in the Tranquil Area and painting a large shed and undertaking garden maintenance to a section of the Tranquil Garden.

Willow Wood is close to our Crown Point development of new homes and apartments in Denton and we supported the hospice through our Helping Hands initiative.

Helping Hands will see more than 300 Wain employees volunteering a day to help out in their local community to mark Wain Homes’ 50th anniversary this year.

Lisa Pye, Willow Wood’s volunteer services manager, said: “On behalf of our patients, families and staff I would like to say a huge thank you to the Wain Homes team for the amazing work they did. It was an absolute pleasure having them all at the hospice; they are a credit to their organisation.
“We hope they all enjoyed and gained value from the day. We would welcome them back in a heartbeat and hope they would consider doing so in the future. They really made a huge difference to the hospice.”

Richard Chamberlain, managing director of Wain Homes North West, said: “Our role as a responsible builder means we care about the communities we build in, and we’re proud that everyone who works for us does too.

“As soon as we heard Willow Wood needed our help our team was raring to go and I know they all felt a real sense of satisfaction in doing such worthwhile activities for the hospice.

“This is a great example of our Helping Hands scheme making a real difference and we look forward to getting involved in more community initiatives as we continue to celebrate our 50th anniversary.”

Our North West team is now looking for more charities and community groups who would benefit from Helping Hands. To request their support, email helpinghands@wainhomes.co.uk or click here for more information.

A man and a woman are standing in black T-shirts with the Wain Homes logo on behind a bench they have painted in pale green
A stream flowing over rocks
Wooden arch in the garden