Jaguar Land Rover exchange driving force for ground force

Jaguar Land Rover have proved that they really do cover all-terrain, with a team from their Halewood plant volunteering to transform the outdoor-space of St Patrick’s Care Home in Widnes.

The forty residents of St Patricks were delighted with the efforts of the 16-strong team, who devoted their time as joiners, engineers, welders and apprentices to a four-day project, to make improvements to the home’s courtyard.

Led by Michael Fitzgerald, the JLR team created a metal framework to raise the flowerbeds, in order to make them more accessible to its green-thumbed residents.

They also erected shelters so residents could sit and enjoy the pleasant space regardless of weather conditions.

Materials for the shelters were provided by local firm DT Engineering.

St Patrick’s manager, Janet Fitzgerald expressed her appreciation, saying:

“Accessing outdoor space can have fantastic therapeutic benefits for older people, particularly those living with dementia, and in creating this wonderful garden the team from JLR have given us something that will impact the wellbeing of our residents for years to come.

“The volunteers didn’t let the rain dampen their spirits – and worked tirelessly to get everything done. On behalf of everyone at St. Patrick’s, I’d like to thank them for their hard work.”

Source: Liverpool Echo
Words: Daniel Pearce


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