Gas suppliers transform charity garden

SGN support The Bevern Trust SUS-151011-085247001
SGN support The Bevern Trust SUS-151011-085247001

A team of 20 from a depot of gas suppliers, SGN based in Burgess Hill, set about transforming the grounds of the Bevern Trust last month.

The charity provides a home for life in Barcombe for profoundly disabled people and was in need of help to prepare the grounds and building for winter, which is where SGN stepped in.

The SGN team spent the day clearing gutters and cutting back overgrown trees and hedges, which now let in much more daylight for the residents at Bevern View.

Some of the SGN team also helped with sensory and educational sessions and had fun dressing up and getting involved in the vital activities that support communication and movement.

Patrick Hyndman, engineering manager from SGN South Downs Depot said: “Spending the day working at the Bevern Trust was extremely rewarding to me and all the members of the team.

“From working in the grounds with the gardening to assisting the volunteers in activities with the residents we thoroughly enjoyed every part of the day and are looking forward to returning“.

Matthew Cornish, fundraising and development manager at The Bevern Trust said, “When I got the call from SGN, offering to donate their Community Action Programme volunteer days to us, I was delighted.

“The difference that SGN has made to the home is extraordinary. As a charity, we rely on the help of businesses like SGN for their support and we couldn’t do it without them. Our thanks go to all the team for their hard work and we hope to welcome them back again next year.”

It is great to see businesses like SGN donating their time and skills to a local charity that needs their help.

The Bevern Trust need to raise at least £5000 every month to allow profoundly disabled people and their families get more from life.

If you’re inspired to get involved and would like your company to support The Bevern Trust through fundraising or giving your time and skills, visit, email or call 01273 400752.

Report and picture contributed by The Bevern Trust.