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Visits to our Charitable Partners during 2011

It is a guiding principle for the Charity Committee to keep in contact and show an ongoing interest with those Charities to whom donations are made. Other than events mentioned elsewhere the following visits were undertaken during recent months.

"Gardening Leave"

The Company has during the past two years supported 'Gardening Leave', the military Post-Traumatic Stress charity which is developing a walled garden at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea for the benefit of stress-affected former service personnel. In April 2011 there was an official opening to which the Company was invited. Pictured are Anna Baker Creswell, the founder and Tara Jeewoonarain, the horticultural therapist, together with The Revd John Hayton, Charity Committee chairman, and the Master Bowyer, Howard Mundy. The opening was performed by Ben Fogle, adventurer and author, who is featured above with Anna Baker Creswell. A visit to the 'Gardening Leave' website is well worth while.

"Richard House Children's Hospice"

The Charity Committee chairman represented the company at the opening of the new "Path of Life" at the Richard House Children's Hospice, in Docklands. The Company supports Richard House, which was the first hospice in London specifically designed for children and young people with limited life expectancy. The "Path of Life" enables anyone to support the work of Richard House by "buying" a brick, or an engraved paving stone. As more people donate stones the existing "blanks" will be replaced. The Company is proud to have been among the first to support Richard House in this way (see photographs above). The other picture, taken during the afternoon activities shows Anthea Hare, the founder, with Richard Ellis, the Chief Executive, and Tommy Walsh. The ribbon cutting ceremony was performed by a young patient with the help of Tommy Walsh of BBC's "Groundforce" and Patron of the Charity.

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