Colleagues at a company which has chosen Broughton House as its charity of the year spent a day at the home where they took part in a training session and then painted the walls of our revamped courtyard garden.
A team of 16 from Trafford Park-based DDW The Colour House, which manufactures natural colours for the food and drink industry, held one of the firm’s annual awareness days at Broughton House.
The company has also been raising money for Broughton House. It raised over £500 by taking part in the 2018 Salford Dragon Boat Festival in May, and further activities are planned during the course of the year.
Leanne Turner, DDW’s human resources co-ordinator, said: “Every year we are focused on supporting the local community. Broughton House has been selected for 2018 and is a charity close to our hearts.
“The awareness day was a huge success. It was a great opportunity to learn more about Broughton House, meet the veterans and hopefully make a difference. We also had a lot of fun together as well as using the facilities for first aid training.”
The courtyard garden at Broughton House has been transformed by volunteers from Urban Vision in Salford, who undertook design, construction and planting work earlier this year.
Rhys Edwards, fundraising and marketing manager at Broughton House, said: “Receiving support of this kind from local businesses is fantastic.
“It was a pleasure having the team with us and we look forward to continuing to work with them during the rest of the year.
“The courtyard garden looks amazing and provides our residents with a relaxing area as we start work on our Veterans Care Village redevelopment.”