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Higgs Team Digs Deep for High Flyers
Article date: 18/10/2012
A team of 12 lawyers from legal firm Higgs & Sons battled
through one of the rainiest days of recent times to create a brand
new sensory garden for the High Flyers initiative in
The project is part of Higgs' community fund work which sees the firm partner with Business in the Community (BITC) to assist in initiatives across the region. High Flyers offers day time activities for adults with learning difficulties.
Tim Jones, head of Higgs' employment team, is leading the Community Matters initiative for the firm. This particular project was managed by Nyree Applegarth and Kirsty McEwen.
Tim Jones said: "The conditions were truly atrocious but Nyree
and Kirsty led a great team and it was clear that their sense of
humour and professional pride held the group together to create a
truly spectacular garden. It was a real team-building initiative,
made all the better for the fact we were helping other
Higgs is engaging with BITC in a number of projects over the next 12 months, including the Read to Succeed Project, which is helping children at Hawbush Primary School with their reading.
Sheila Baker, of High Flyers said of the team: "Our members are delighted with their new sensory garden. It is a real masterpiece and no one would suspect that it was created during a monsoon! Every one of the team worked tirelessly in spite of the appalling conditions."