Local hospice puts recycled timber groynes to good use

Mackley has made another donation of old timber groynes, extracted from a project in Eastbourne, to a local charity – where they will be used to improve the communal garden.

The groynes were delivered to St Barnabas, a Worthing-based hospice which provides palliative care to adults with advanced progressive life-limiting illnesses.

The hospice intends to use the groynes to create vegetable patches in their communal garden – having previously created flower beds.

David Knapp, Mackley’s Business Development Manager, said: “At Mackley, we are committed to working in partnership with the people who live and work in the areas where we operate.

“As a result, we support a wide range of local charities and community initiatives – and I can think of none more worthy than St Barnabas.

“We are excited to see how these redundant timber groynes will be used in the communal garden.” 

A particular thanks goes to Stephen Gretton, Jack Gretton and Anthony Johnson, who helped to organise the donation.

Putting recycled timber to good use
This is the latest in a number of ways Mackley has found to put redundant groynes and other timber to good use.

In November 2019, Mackley made a first donation to St Barnabas.

In 2018, a number of timber groynes removed from Shoreham beach as part of a previous Mackley project were put to good use by a scout group in West Sussex.

Prior to that, recycled groynes were used to create a raised herb garden for the commercial kitchens at Field Place Manor House in Worthing, and to create flower beds as part of the Transition Town Worthing project.

Recycled timber from Mackley projects was also used to create a timber terrace and fenders at Orchard Wharf on the River Thames in London’s Docklands.

12 March 2020

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