Employees volunteer at famously haunted house

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STAFF of Southern Electric have put their nerves to the test by volunteering at Portsmouth’s oldest and reputedly most haunted house, Wymering Manor.

Twelve of the company’s employees spent a day working at the house, which was built in the 1500s and has featured in the television series Most Haunted.

The volunteering day was part of the company’s Community at Heart scheme.

Southern Electric employee Ciarán Hazlewood-Harmer said: ‘The weather was great and allowed us to spend the day working in the garden of the manor.

‘We worked in small teams cutting down overgrown ivy, pulling weeds and even succeeded at removing a tree stump.

‘There was more than enough work to be done and we all enjoyed getting out in the fresh air and doing something a bit different.’