Leeds Firm Digging Deep For Charity Partnership

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Leeds-based property consultant GVA Grimley, in partnership with Leeds Cares, has completed a garden makeover for Stainbeck United Reform Church.


As part of GVA Grimley's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme, the Leeds Property Management Consultancy (PMC) team has formed a partnership with Leeds Cares to participate in two charity challenges. 


The team's first challenge was to complete a garden makeover at the entrance of Stainbeck United Reform Church in Leeds which they successfully accomplished last week.  Grace Landscapes kindly offered its services in landscape design for the day and provided all the plants for the project.


Shirley Emery, director of PMC at GVA Grimley, comments: "Eight enthusiastic members of the team swapped their usual business attire for outdoor scruffs and rolled up their sleeves to complete a good deed for the day.


"We all pulled together, literally dug deep, and created a great outdoor space which will provide a warm welcome for visitors to the church.


"We're no gardening experts, but we all realise the importance of CSR and wanted to make a positive contribution - I'm sure even Alan Titchmarsh would be proud of our efforts!"


Stainbeck United Reform Church offers a wide variety of community services to more than 500 people in Leeds each week and is a key resource for the area. 


GVA Grimley's second challenge with Leeds Cares, which will be completed in the New Year, is to provide a much-needed facelift to the church hall.  


The garden makeover marks the second challenge completed by the Leeds office for a worthy cause. Earlier this year a 30-strong team completed a gruelling 12 hour, 28 mile trek which included a 5,000 foot ascent from Kilnsey Crag to Buckden in Malham. In the process they raised more than £10,000 for the Candlelighters Trust.


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Issued on behalf of GVA Grimley by Beattie Communications.