Volunteers help day centre

By Surrey and Hants News in Community News

The Limes Day Care Centre in Alton twice received a helping hand from volunteers employed by Alton company Laleham Health and Beauty.

Six volunteers from Laleham spent a morning with people visiting the Age Concern Hampshire day centre, bringing cakes, chatting with them, giving hand massages and playing bingo.

Product development co-ordinator Kimberly Thwaites said: “We’ve had a lovely morning meeting the day visitors. We enjoy volunteering in the local community and are happy to support Age Concern in such a lovely environment.”

On March 1, seven volunteers cut back thick bushes, weeded borders, bedded in new plants and flowers, and cleaned and painted garden furniture.

Laleham technical manufacturing manager Matthew Turner said: “I’m happy to volunteer my time and we hope the work we have done in the garden makes a difference to their environment.”

Limes manager Stephanie Cruse said: “We have had a very valuable contribution to our day centre from Laleham Health and Beauty.

"One of the days included a personal approach by the volunteers, offering hand massage and conversation to all our clients - a wonderful, warming wellbeing experience for all.

“For the second day, we had a great team working on our garden - what a swift and efficient morning they spent covering all jobs.

"Our garden is a summer sanctuary so we now have a great start to the new season.”

To take part in the volunteering scheme, run by Community First, call Rachel Taylor on 0300 500 8085, ext 9724, or email Rachel.taylor@cfheh.org.uk.