Amey employees have helped local charity Arthur Rank House to recycle and raise important funds by collecting Christmas trees from local residents.

Waterbeach Waste Management Park Waste Education Officer Jon Crisp and two of his colleagues from Amey, Steve Graves and Alistair Patterson, each donated one of their volunteering days to help raise funds for the local Cambridge hospice by collecting the Christmas trees from local residents. The scheme, which is in its fifth year, offers to collect and compost Christmas trees in turn for a donation. Last year the scheme raised more than £26,000 and this year that figure is expected to top over £36,000!

Jon, who organised the day, commented “This was particularly poignant for me as the Arthur Rank Hospice looked after my father when he was terminally ill with cancer, and it was my opportunity to thank them for the wonderful care they provided my father.“ Operations Manager Steve Graves added “Both Alistair & myself really enjoyed the day. It was great to know that in some small way we were able to assist local people who really need our help.”

In addition to the staff time, the 3,000-plus trees expected to be collected will be composted and will be turned into soil improver at Amey's Waterbeach site.  

Amey is working to put social value at the heart of its services and is committed to empowering employees, suppliers, customers and its wider networks to be a force for positive change and long-term benefit to society. Amey’s commitments include a net zero carbon strategy in line with the government’s 2050 target, and a raft of measures to encourage more diversity and inclusion among its 17,000 employees. Find out more about Amey’s social value plans here.