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Morgan Sindall management team get hands dirty at charity volunteer day

Morgan Sindall rolled up their sleeves to take part in a volunteer activity day for a Cheshire children’s charity.

Trading their business suits for outdoor clothing, the firm’s senior management team cleaned painted wooden decking, dug out and constructed new hardcore paths, tidied up an area around the duck pond and chicken coop for the Children’s Adventure Farm Trust.

The charity, based in Millington, near Altrincham, offers free adventure breaks and activities to children who are disadvantaged by illness, disability and poverty, but relies solely on the support of companies like Morgan Sindall in order to help pay the £800,000-a-year running costs.

Earlier this year, the company, which has local offices in Manchester and Liverpool, donated over £9,000 to the charity after staging its own version of the reality television show Britain’s Got Talent.

On this occasion, Morgan Sindall dispatched Danny Murray, Morgan Sindall managing director of Construction North, area directors Barry Roberts, and Graham Lumberg, in addition to regional commercial director Sharon Chrippes, pre-construction directors Tony Hillen and John Rimmer, business development director Colin Fearns, financial controller Mike Roby and technical director Frank Reynolds, to help spruce up what has become a haven for hundreds of disabled and disadvantaged children in the north west.

“We fully support the invaluable service The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust offers to so many young people, which is why it was chosen as the charity we wanted to support in 2010,” says Danny. “We had great fun getting our hands dirty while taking in the beautiful countryside surrounding the farm. The trust relies heavily on donations to support its vital work and we were delighted to be able to help.”

Alistair Laing, charity relationship manager at the Children’s Adventure Farm Trust, added: “We were over the moon when we heard that Morgan Sindall had selected us as their chosen charity for 2010 – this is such fantastic news! It was wonderful to have a team come over to the Adventure Farm for the day. They all worked so hard and the difference they made is quite breath-taking.

“It means so much to us when local companies support us like this, they really will help us to make a massive difference in the lives of ill, disabled and disadvantaged children from all over our region.”