Volunteers undertake front and back yard blitz

Meals on Wheels Central Coast, based in Chittaway Bay, recently organised a garden renovation for a client.

“A blitz of the back and front yard kind was held at Bateau Bay recently to assist Mr Leigh Fitton,” said Meals on Wheels Central Coast Marketing Officer, Ms Pip Wilson.

“Mr Fitton’s yard was given the star treatment by a team of corporate volunteers from Salesforce, who transformed the site.

“Mr Fitton has struggled to maintain his garden recently due to ongoing health issues.

“When Salesforce approached Meals on Wheels to volunteer the time of its staff, Mr Fitton and his garden were a perfect choice,” Ms Wilson said.

Salesforce, a leader in Customer Relationship Management, brought a team of over 30 volunteers to work on the garden as part of its commitment to give back to the community under the 1-1-1 Philanthropic Model.

This Model means that the company gives back 1 per cent time, 1 per cent equity and 1 per cent product.

The result of their labours was much appreciated by both Meals on Wheels and Mr Fitton, with the entire look of the exterior of the house converted.

Mr Dennis Taylor, CEO of Meals on Wheels said: “Corporate volunteers such as those from Salesforce add tremendous social capital to our community through voluntary work.

“This was a great team building exercise and we welcome corporate
volunteer participation.”

Mr Fitton is thrilled with the results: “I’m overwhelmed at the amount of work that was achieved in such a short time.

“My property looks fantastic and I’m very grateful for all their hard

Source: Media release, Apr 4 Pip Wilson, Meals on Wheels Central Coast.