Whilst working at Leatherhead Fire Station a few months ago, the Assistant Group Commander, Ian Ray, commented to MCS that Surrey Fire and Rescue Service recognised that health and wellbeing of staff was essential, and firefighters and other emergency workers who used the station as their base would benefit greatly from a wellbeing garden to provide a tranquil area for rest and reflection during the working day.
A suitable area was identified within the Leatherhead Fire Station grounds upon which to create the wellbeing garden. Once the design was complete, MCS set to work building the garden with materials contributed from our supply chain partners - together turning a vision into reality.
Generous contributions were gratefully received from: Broadwater Safety Systems, Alsford Timber, Spade Oak, DE Roberts and Jackson & Gocher. Thanks was also given to Travis Perkins and Easigrass for their assistance.
The official opening of the garden will be scheduled for later in the year.
Peter Greenaway, Surveying Director at MCS, said: “"MCS Cares” describes our company’s commitment to the community and the shared value we bring to others through focused initiatives of giving to the locations in which we work.
“MCS Cares leverages the passion and talents of our employees, subcontractors and suppliers around the region to together create real benefit for those who need support.
“We are delighted that we, collectively, are able to give back to our much-admired firefighters and other crews.”
Assistant Group Commander, Ian Ray, commented “We at Leatherhead are immensely grateful and extend our heartfelt thanks to MCS and their supply chain companies. They have been able to provide us with an area which will continue to benefit the Health and Wellbeing of all who use and enjoy the garden.”