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Old Mill gets gardening for St Margaret's Hospice
7:00pm Saturday 26th October 2013 in Somerset
MEMBERS of Old Mill’s tax team switched computers and crunching numbers for wheelbarrows and secateurs to support St Margaret’s Hospice’s by offering their gardening services for a day.
As well as offering much needed support to the Yeovil based hospice, the gardening day also offered an opportunity for tax specialists from across Old Mill’s five offices to come together as a team.
Elaine Kinsella, head of tax, said: “Getting together as a team is something we do as part of our programme for staff development and to ensure we deliver excellent client service, so we decided to use the time to give something back to the local community in which we work.
“We chose St Margaret’s because it does so much great work to help patients, their families and friends, and at some point in time we are all touched by the work they do.”
Old Mill has supported the hospice in many other charity events and fundraising throughout the years, and chose to help the hospice with its garden as it was a chance for everyone to muck in and work together as a team.
Teresa Wort, corporate fundraiser at St Margaret’s Hospice said they are very grateful to companies like Old Mill for supporting the hospice, and hope it encourages other local businesses to do the same.
"We were very grateful of Old Mill’s support in the garden. They all worked extremely hard and have certainly made a difference. Old Mill are also supporting our Time for Tea campaign this year, which encourages the local community and businesses to hold tea parties to raise funds for local hospice care in Somerset.
“All you need to do is organise a group of friends, family or colleagues, test out your baking skills, put the kettle on and raise funds for the Hospice. It is amazing how much can be raised by selling a few cakes and drinks – visit www.st-margarets-hospice.org.uk to find out more and download a free pack. Every cuppa counts!”