Melbury Day Service receives a helping hand
By Magna_Housing | Monday, October 21, 2013, 16:04
Melbury Day Services based between Somerset and Dorset has received a number of DIY improvements, thanks to an employee volunteering project.
Magna Trade Staff
Tradesmen from Magna Housing braved the wind and rain to give up their normal working day to be involved in a local community project. The Magna team built a bridge, erected a gate and created a poly tunnel. The bridge will provide access to a woodland area that will help the service provide extra activities for adults with learning disabilities.
Melbury Day Services was set up in 2008 and helps adults with learning disabilities to learn about the countryside and agricultural. They provide safe and supervised support to individuals enabling them to develop new skills and work creatively on individual and group projects.
Peter Richards, Melbury Day Services, commented, 'This will make a huge difference to the adults and services we provide. It will be hugely beneficial as the bridge access to the woodland will allow us to run a multitude of different activities that will enrich the work experience for the adults who use our service.
'We are extremely grateful to the Magna tradesmen, to have their skills for the day has made a big difference. They've worked so quickly and the adults who visit will be so thankful.'
Danny Roach, Magna surveyor, said, 'We had a great day, despite the rain. All the tradesmen really enjoyed working on a different kind of project for the day and for such a worthy cause. We were overwhelmed with the gratitude that Peter showed us and it was a pleasure to give something back to a community organisation.'