Scotch whisky and premium gin producer Chivas Brothers got into the spirit of National Volunteers Week 2016 by supporting community projects in the Hammersmith and Fulham area.
A 50-strong team of green-fingered employees based at the company’s site in Hammersmith, helped to spruce up the Bishops Park in Fulham by planting new flowerbeds and removing waste.
And a further 50 employees spent the day renovating a secret garden for residents at St Vincent’s Care Home in Queen Caroline Street, Hammersmith , which will give residents a space to relax and enjoy the fresh air during the summer months.
Olivia Perrott, legal counsel at Chivas Brothers Hammersmith was one of the volunteers at Bishops Park. She said: “When you live and work in a busy city like London it’s great to be able to escape the hustle and bustle and relax in a green space like Bishops Park.
“I’m really proud to be part of the volunteer group which helped ensure the park is kept in great condition.”
A spokesperson for Hammersmith and Fulham Council added: “We’re extremely grateful to the Chivas Brothers’ team for helping to regenerate the park just in time for summer.
"It’s a fantastic community hotspot where people come together to relax or play community sport and volunteers play an important role in helping to preserve the grounds.”
They work was carried out as part of National Volunteers' Week, which ran from June 1-12.
Earlier this year Gwendwr Gardens in West Kensington reopened after being closed temporarily for refurbishments.