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GSK lend an orange helping hand at West Middlesex University Hospital

08 May 2013

A team of volunteers from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) put in a day of hard labour at West Middlesex University Hospital to revamp some overgrown garden areas on 1 May.

A team of volunteers from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) put in a day of hard labour at West Middlesex University Hospital to revamp some overgrown garden areas on 1 May.

The project was carried out as part of GSK’s Orange Day initiative, which encourages each GSK employee to give up one working day a year to volunteer with a local community project.

In glorious spring sunshine the team managed to get the project done in the day. This included clearing the overgrown garden spaces, putting in plants and adding ornamental stone.

The organisers of the GSK volunteer team; Bali Dhillon, Portia Williams and Monica Sudra, Global Clinical Safety and Pharmacovigilance,  commented: “It was fantastic for us to get out of the office to do some physical work on something that will leave a lasting impression on the staff, visitors and patients. We all really enjoyed our time atWest Middlesex, especially as the weather was so kind to us!”

Gina Lynn, the hospital’s Facilities Contract Operations Manager, who organised the event, said: “We are extremely grateful to our friends at GSK for their help and efforts. In addition, our partners at Bouygues Energies & Services made the day go smoothly by contributing resources and assistance as did Scion ground contractors and many other people from within the hospital.”

Tom Hayhoe, Chairman of the hospital, thanked the team for all their hard work which will benefit patients, visitors and staff.