Last week CEMEX returned to The Marlets Hospice warehouse in Hove, East Sussex, to Lend-A- Hand sorting through their mountains of donations. This year the Team grew to include Readymix Concrete, DSM and Readymix Mortar employees (pictured: left to right – Courtney Banham, Derek Sheehan, Bill Buckley, Andy Walker, Graham Sutton, Nigel Powell and Adam Leverett who took the photo).
The Hospice needs to raise around £4million per year through donations and sales at their 12 charity shops so it is dependent on volunteers helping out.
Upon arrival they split into Teams with one group sorting through donated clothes, one group building and testing furniture and one group sorting through toys. Everything that was deemed of good quality will be sent to one of their shops to be sold and everything else will be recycled.
Photo left shows Courtney after she stumbled upon a wedding dress that had been donated! And photo right shows Andy sorting and tagging donated clothes to be sent to the charity shops.