NCVO garden gets new lease of life

| 23/05/2017
CNS Local Life

Two RBC volunteers help to clean up the garden

(CNS Local Life): The NCVO Foster Home’s garden has received a sprucing up, courtesy of two companies in Cayman. RBC, as part of the bank’s commitment to green initiatives, has collaborated with client Beyond Basics Medical Day Spa on a gardening initiative for the home. A “Green 15” team of RBC staff volunteered on the community garden project.

The team spent an afternoon revitalising the landscape on-site, including re-potting plants, digging seedlings, raking leaves and generally assisting with the clean-up and reorganisation of the outbuilding and other areas of the home.

“At RBC, our commitment to our communities goes beyond being an environmentally conscious organisation,” said Rolan Heeralal, head of RBC Business Banking. “We want to be part of the fabric of our communities, working with our friends and neighbours on the things they care about – and we care about, too.”

RBC, together with Beyond Basics, also presented a donation to the home to aid in the care and development of the children living there. “The future of our children is important to us – as we know it is to others here, Heeralal said. “When we invest in the children of our communities, we invest in the future of Cayman. We bring to life RBC’s purpose to help our clients thrive and our communities prosper.”

Speaking about the initiative, Nasaria Chollette, care manager of the home, said, “RBC’s staff volunteers made a huge impact on the care manager’s time, completing some organisational jobs that had been pending for months, so that the care manager could spend more of her time focusing on the needs of the children in the foster home.

She said that the work done outside was also a “huge help…as we like to keep our yard clean and pleasant to look at as a meditational space for staff and residents.

“The donation went a long way towards helping us complete fundraising for our summer vacation. For the first time, we are able to take the residents abroad to Disneyland. They are overjoyed.”

Chollette added that the children’s safety remains priority at the home. “Clean and well-organised areas, both inside and out, for safe movement of the residents and specifically for outside, there are less areas where people can lurk, which is better for the safety of our children. We were honoured to be the organisation identified for this project.”

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