14 June 2022: Fifty staff from UK Power Networks Services donated their time to a speedy makeover of the memorial garden, outdoor seating areas, visitor pathway and service courtyard of the Army Flying Museum in Hampshire.
Volunteers cleared flowerbeds, re-laid pathways, replaced plants and edging, laid bark and gravel, trimmed hedges, painted picnic benches and cleaned memorial plaques and windows. The team also built a new memorial garden bench, featuring a plane propeller design.
Staff gave their time through a company initiative, Donate a Day, which gives employees two days each year to volunteer in their local community. Many of the UK Power Networks Services’ staff involved on the day work on defence-related projects designing, building, maintaining and operating electrical infrastructure on military sites across Hampshire and Wiltshire.
Caroline Martin, business support assistant at UK Power Networks Services, said:
Lucy Johnson, Chief Executive at the Army Flying Museum, said:
The Army Flying Museum, in Stockbridge, welcomes approximately 60,000 visitors per year. It underwent a £2.5m refurbishment in 2019 and now displays a collection of 35 fixed wing and rotary aircraft as well as historical artefacts, oral histories and interactives to help visitors get up close and personal with the innovators of Army aviation history up to the modern day.
UK Power Networks Services recently joined the museum as a corporate partner.