• SGN Press release


    Our Legal team volunteers give Copthorne care home a makeover


    6 July 2018 

    Legal Team CAP day at Leonard Cheshire

    Our green-fingered Legal team cut back overgrown areas and spruced up the gardens at Heatherley Care Home in Copthorne

    Volunteers from our Legal and Compliance team gave up their time to provide a Copthorne care home with some appearance improvements through our Community Action Programme (CAP).

    On Wednesday 13 June, the 17-strong team helped rejuvenate a Leonard Cheshire care home by rubbing down and painting benches as well as removing weeds and excess foliage around the property.

    Leonard Cheshire is a charity which supports disabled people in the UK and around the world to live, learn and work as well as providing a safe and inclusive community for all. Our Legal and Compliance team’s efforts helped to improve the Heatherley Care Home in Copthorne in preparation for its Open Day on Saturday 30 June.

    Our CAP scheme gives all our employees one day off each year to spend volunteering for a cause close to their hearts. Our Legal Assistant Mani Sabaretnam has a close relationship with Leonard Cheshire and convinced her colleagues to help refresh the Heatherley grounds by organising the day.

    Mani said: “It’s a pleasure to give something back to the local community and humbling to see the residents enjoying the beautiful gardens after our hard work.

    “This was also an excellent opportunity to participate in some teambuilding with members of our Legal team as we don’t get to see those based in Glasgow, Reading and St Mary Cray very often.”

    Paul Lomas, our Senior Legal Manager, said: “The most rewarding part of the day was to take a step back and think about the daily lives of the residents and how small improvements to their environment could make such a great impact to their experience in the Home.”

    Tess Ashton, Volunteer Coordinator at Leonard Cheshire, said: “The difference the team have made to the appearance of Heatherley grounds is fantastic and the residents are really pleased.”