CITB digs in to help shape grounds at Hillington hospice

CITC is helping Norfolk Hospice at Hillington to landscape its grounds with the use of excavating equipment, including a JCB. Picture: Supplied ANL-140112-094229001
CITC is helping Norfolk Hospice at Hillington to landscape its grounds with the use of excavating equipment, including a JCB. Picture: Supplied ANL-140112-094229001
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The Construction Industry Training Board is helping out its new near neighbour, Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House, at Hillington by carrying out landscaping work in the grounds.

The practical help offered by CITB, based at nearby Bircham Newton, by donating the use of excavating equipment and providing some hands on help.

will save the hospice thousands of pounds.

Peter Guymer, plant instructor and assessor from the CITB’s National Construction College, is donating his time and expertise by visiting the hospice to operate the machinery.

“CITB is saving us a lot of money, and we are extremely grateful for the practical support that it is giving us,” said Mark Shea, commercial director at the Norfolk Hospice. “However, it doesn’t stop there. The people who work at CITB’s head office are also supporting the hospice by filling ‘donate bins’ with stock which will be sold in our shops. In just over a month, almost £3,000 worth of stock has been donated by staff.

“The hospice is always grateful for the support we receive from the public whether monetary or practical. CITB is generously providing both and we send our heartfelt thanks.”

The new hospice building is now occupied, and the in-patient bedrooms are on track for completion next year.