Midlands team Lend at Hand in Stratford

Midlands team Lend at Hand in Stratford

February 29, 2024
During January a large cross-functional team from across the Midlands Readymix business, got involved in a large Lend a Hand project.

Christian Vale, Midlands & South West Senior Operations Manager organised the Lend a Hand, together with the Forest of Hearts organisation. The project involved supplying and building concrete pathways at the Stratford Upon-Avon Hospital Gardens, where the team did a wonderful job despite the terrible wet weather conditions. The paths will provide an accessible route for staff, patients and visitors to use the garden when we finally get some good weather!

The project was a great team effort, involving colleagues from many departments including Operations, Shipping, Technical and West Midlands based IHCs. UK Materials MD, Lex Russell also joined to the team to help the project. External companies were involved in laying the concrete paths, including Anytime Concrete, C & G Groundworks and R . Adams and Sons.

Shaun Hughes, Midlands Relief Readymix Plant Manager, helped to deliver the project, completing the risk assessments and paperwork with the hospital.

Carole Longdon from Forest of Heart was very grateful to the whole team for their hard work – she wrote to Christian to thank the team “I wanted to pass on our sincere thanks to you and the teams that have laid the new concrete paths at Stratford Hospital. They did a wonderful job despite terrible weather conditions. Sean Hughes was an absolute star in leading various teams of helpers and was professional, courteous and diligent at all times. We really enjoyed working with him and the people that supported him and our project. We really value the amount of time, effort and materials that Cemex have provided for the project and thank you for making it all happen. Once again, thanks so much for your very generous support.”

Commenting on the project Christian said “It was great to get support for Carol to deliver on such a project to help give the nurses an area to escape the pressure of working in a hospital and the patients once the garden is finished, a sanctuary away. Every hour was a donation and all the materials supplied were donated. Well done and thank you to the whole team!”