Tarmac’s Llynclys quarry in Shropshire has demonstrated its commitment to the local community by donating gravel to the All Saints Church in Treforen.
The gravel, which will be used in the church’s new reflection garden, was donated after Llynclys weighbridge operator, Mandy Hopkins, found out about the project and brought it to the attention of assistant quarry manager, Malcolm Roberts.
Speaking on the donation, Mandy said: “Working at a smaller quarry means my role doesn’t just involve booking in the wagons. I also take an avid interest in what’s going on in the area to find ways for Tarmac to support the local community.
“I heard about the project at All Saints Church and thought it would be a lovely project for Tarmac to be involved in.”
Susan Rice-Oxley, garden project leader for All Saints Church said: “The reflection garden project came about as we wanted people to have somewhere quiet in the churchyard where they could sit and be peaceful.
“We wanted to make the area accessible to everyone, with a path suitable for wheelchairs, prams and pushchairs meandering between beds of shrubs and perennials, with quiet corners and benches to sit on that would benefit the whole community. We wanted to use locally sourced materials as much as possible, so we were pleased to be able to use local limestone gravel for the paths.
“We are very grateful to Tarmac for helping us make this dream become a reality.”