Volunteers save cash for Naomi House children’s hospice

Lee-on-the-Solent Community First Responders raise £1,600 for equipment

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TONNES of waste material has been stripped from a charity’s home as part of a revamp.

In total, 31 metric tonnes of material has been removed from the Naomi House children’s hospice, with more than 30 tonnes sent to local firms for recycling.

Some of the work was undertaken by a professional firm but the hospice was able to call on the support of volunteers who between them completed 600 hours of labour, saving the charity more than £15,000.

Hospice maintenance manager Andy Barnett said: ‘We’re delighted to have been able to kick-start the refurbishment of Naomi House in such a sustainable manner.

‘Without the help of our volunteers, we would not have been able to sort through so much waste and we certainly couldn’t have saved so much money.’

The money will be ploughed back into the Caterpillar Appeal, to revamp the hospice.