Queen Elizabeth Hospital Community Garden welcomes HealthTrust Europe volunteers

HealthTrust Europe, the leading healthcare business based in Edgbaston, has teamed up with the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Community Garden with five team members taking part in a day of charitable gardening.

Through a partnership with The Conservation Volunteers (TCV), the team members from HealthTrust Europe helped to build new raised flower beds in the community garden which serves the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. TCV connects people and communities with their local green spaces across the country, transforming over 1,200 green spaces to date while championing the benefits of active lives and good nutrition.

The project at the hospital is one of a number of ‘Green Gyms’ that TCV is supporting around the UK. With the help of HealthTrust Europe’s volunteers and others from the community, the garden will soon be transformed after it became overgrown during the COVID-19 pandemic. TCV is welcoming volunteers to get involved in the Green Gym through their weekly sessions.

HealthTrust Europe’s support for the Community Garden is part of its wider mission to meet net zero by 2030. The company is committed to making a positive impact on the local environment and hopes that other organisations will be inspired to take advantage of the volunteering opportunities available to them across the West Midlands.

The initiative is just the latest charitable cause HealthTrust Europe has supported. Team members from the leading procurement solutions business are set to embark on an ambitious fundraising walk to raise money for HealthTrust Europe’s charity for 2023, the Miscarriage Association.

 James Ruppel, a volunteer from HealthTrust Europe, said:

“We all had a fantastic morning practising our sawing and drilling skills whilst making a real difference to the Community Garden.

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital is an important local institution, and this rejuvenated Community Garden promises to offer a place of calm and comfort for those visiting or living locally. With lots of opportunities to get involved with, I encourage all to explore volunteering with TVC and reap the benefits of supporting their local communities!”

Vivek Jain, HealthTrust Europe’s Vice President for Finance, Sales and Marketing, said:

“We are really pleased to be supporting the fantastic work that TCV is doing at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Community Garden, not least their efforts to encourage environmental stewardship and community engagement locally.

Our commitment to ensuring HealthTrust Europe’s employees can make the most of volunteering initiatives locally is longstanding and I look forward to seeing many more colleagues doing their bit to support local causes.

We are firmly committed to protecting the local environment, and make a positive impact within our local communities, as we move towards our own target of being a net zero organisation by 2023.”