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GSK apprentices deliver outdoor haven for boy

Published on: Thursday 21st April 2016
Categorised under: Work , Apprentices, Community, GSK, Stay

Apprentices from GSK in Ulverston have teamed up with children’s charity WellChild to create an outdoor haven for a boy with disabilities.

The team of nine have spent two days in April revamping the garden for a boy in Barrow who has hereditary spastic paraplegia, and uses a wheelchair.

Apprenticeship leader Terry Sandham, the learning and development advisor at GSK – a partner of Choose Cumbria – said: "Our apprentices have given two days of labour to build something that will really make a difference to the boy’s life. It has been a great experience for everyone involved."

The apprentices built the boy a dream shed and transformed the garden area with artificial grass to make it safer.

The community project was part of the Brathay Apprenticeship Challenge, a national competition which aims to find the best apprentice team in the UK.

Next month, the GSK team will go to the Houses of Parliament to find out if they will be competing in the final.

The team of apprentices from GSK are Tom MacDonald (chairperson), Jason Cross, Jacob Baldassarre, Charlotte Tinney, Olivia Davidson, Kai Athersmith, Daniel Pearce, Karl Scrogham and Jemima Armstrong.

Click here to find out more about the GSK apprentice team.