Reconomy raise £14,600 for hospital courtyard project

Reconomy, the UK’s leading provider of outsourced waste and resource management services has raised £14,600 for their local NHS trust charity.

The funds have been generated as part of the company’s Say Thanks this Summer campaign and will now be used to renovate a disused courtyard at the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford, the location of Reconomy’s head office. Working with the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust, over the coming months Reconomy will be running campaigns to get design ideas for the courtyard and find local contractors who want to support the project. The goal is to complete the work next Spring.

The new outdoor space will be designed for patients, staff and visitors to enjoy and the goal is to ensure a strong sustainability theme, capitalising on Reconomy’s expertise in recycling, waste minimisation and innovation.

Paul Cox, CEO of Reconomy, said: “We’re delighted with the outcome of this campaign, which has been the result of great engagement from our staff and our customers. Supporting our local community is very important, and the opportunity to say thanks to our NHS workers in such a tangible way has really caught the imagination of everyone at Reconomy. We’re all very excited about mobilising the project and creating a fantastic courtyard facility at Princess Royal.”

Julia Clarke, Director of Corporate Services at SaTH, said: “With the new procedures in place at the hospital to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection, outdoor spaces are arguably more important than ever. They provide a safe waiting place and somewhere to take a break, which has significant benefits in terms of mental wellbeing. Reconomy’s donation of £14,600 is fantastic and we’re very grateful for their support to make this project happen”.