Leaf-ing it up at Camp Mohawk

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Volunteers at Camp Mohawk during the

A TEAM of dedicated volunteers have helped create a grass picnic area at a day care centre for disabled children.

 

More than a dozen workers from the Waste Finance Team and the Executive Team at Thames Water visited Camp Mohawk to help create a new area for children and their families to have lunch.

 

During the day, the team worked together to shift huge quantities of leaves left over from winter, and created a grass picnic meadow, built a bench seat and a play panel for the garden, and installed a nature information board for wheelchair users.

 

It was part of the ‘Time to Give’ campaign, which sees volunteers from Thames Water head out to the community to volunteer for worthy causes.

 

Camp Mohawk is a multi-functional day centre for children and young people with disabilities, and their families.

 

Mohawk and all those who support it provides a safe, secure and understanding space for visitors to relax, play, learn and socialise, and the centre supports more than 450 families and 40 support group each year, with more than 10,000 people visiting last year.

 

Matt Wood, site manager at Camp Mohawk, said: “I would like to thank all of the team from Thames Water who worked so hard to achieve so much and to such a high standard during their visit.

“The enthusiasm and team spirit was fantastic and made for a great atmosphere.”

 

Almost a quarter of work carried out at the camp, which is based in ancient woodland near Wargrave, Berkshire, is carried out by volunteers.

 

Neeti Bindra, community investment co-ordinator at Thames Water, said: “Camp Mohawk is a special place which makes you realise how simple pleasures of childhood may not be experienced by all children.

 

“It’s a place where families come together and why it is important for us to give back to our community.

 

“It is through our community investment programme that we continuously try to make a difference and demonstrate a caring attitude within the communities we operate.”