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Kingsland School help Stanley residents prepare for spring10 November 2015

Published 10 November 2015
Year 6 students from Kingsland Primary School in Stanley braved the autumn weather to take part in spring bulb planting organised by the Moorhouse Community Action Group and WDH.

Christmas competition 2015: Your Account10 November 2015

Published 10 November 2015
We’re launching this year’s Christmas Competition early – so everyone has plenty of time to sign up for ‘Your Account’ and take part!

Schoolchildren visit Normanton ILS9 November 2015

Published 9 November 2015
Children from St John the Baptist Catholic Primary School visited residents at nearby Newfield House Independent Living Scheme last week.
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It’s Leighton’s lucky day!5 November 2015

Published 5 November 2015
It was Leighton’s lucky day when he won a tablet after he was chosen as the winner of the colouring competition from our Summer Road Show events.

WDH help tenants keep warm and safe this winter5 November 2015

Published 5 November 2015
WDH are working with partners to provide our Independent Living Scheme residents with health and wellbeing advice along with information on how to stay safe and warm this winter.

Meet the Tweedales, our latest Homebuilder tenants.3 November 2015

Published 3 November 2015
We have welcomed the first tenants to our latest Homebuilder development; they were presented with a cake by Adam Green, WDH’s Home Builder Manager.

Lucky Linda’s our Your Account prize draw winner29 October 2015

Published 29 October 2015
Lucky Linda Mulholland got much more than she bargained for when she signed up for Your Account – she’s won £100 of shopping vouchers!

Work club is key to job success for Wakefield woman 26 October 2015

Published 26 October 2015
A local job club has helped a Wakefield woman who was unemployed for four years to find work at an artisan bakery in Pontefract.
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WDH achieves Europe’s highest business award22 October 2015

Published 22 October 2015
WDH has been named as one of Europe’s best businesses after winning the EFQM Excellence Award.

Smawthorne’s Week of Action21 October 2015

Published 21 October 2015
A litter pick organised by WDH and partners gave part of Castleford a lift on Monday and helped kick off the events for Smawthorne’s Love Where You Live Week.
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Green fingered volunteers from WDH give The Prince of Wales Hospice a helping hand.


Green fingered volunteers from WDH give The Prince of Wales Hospice a helping hand.

Published 20 June 2018

WDH employees have taken time out of their day jobs to volunteer at The Prince of Wales Hospice in Pontefract to redesign the garden area under their heart shaped memorial arch with the help of donations from contractors.

WDH was keen to give back to the Hospice after completing recent environmental and roofing schemes nearby. WDH asked local contractors, who had worked on the sites, to donate money to help replant the garden area near the memorial arch ready for the hospice’s Forget me not event on 1st July 2018.

A total of £1,950 was donated by RIM Scaffolding, CPM, MRM, WRPS and Karl Austerfield. The Hospice spent some of the money on picnic benches, plants and flowers for the garden and the rest will go towards patient care at the Hospice. Sodexo, who worked closely with WDH on the environmental works on The Avenues, also donated plants as well as labour to help get the garden looking its best.

Employees from WDH worked tirelessly to ensure the garden was replanted with blue, white and yellow flowers ready for the event in July and LD Environmental Solutions jet washed the Indian stone patio area around the hospice to make sure everything is looking its best.

Residents from The Avenues came down to see the work in the new garden and offered to continue the legacy by signing up as regular volunteers.

Martin Wilson, Improvement Services Manager, said: “We are proud to support such a great local cause. It is a fantastic example of how partners can come together to help deliver a great result for an excellent charity that does so much to support people and their families in the local area. The memorial arch looks fantastic now it’s surrounded by a sea of colour with the flowers and shrubs we have planted. ”

Paula Hale, Partnerships Assistant at The Prince of Wales Hospice said: “Thank you so much to Pervez, Karen and the team from WDH, Sodexo and LD Environmental Solutions for all their hard work in transforming the garden area surrounding our forget me not heart with some beautiful plants, and the fantastic amount of £1,950 which was raised and donated by WDH contractors. The donation was spent on purchasing the plants, with the remaining going directly to support our patients and their families.

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