Offenders brighten up railway stations and hospital wards

Offenders brighten up railway stations and hospital wardsGroups of offenders are helping to brighten up railway stations and hospital wards in the south west as part of their Community Payback activity.

Offenders completing community sentences with Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire Community Rehabilitation Partnership (BGSW CRC) have been planting daffodils at Worle and Weston Milton stations, then picking some to give to patients receiving palliative care at the Solihull Hospice as part of the Marie Curie Great Daffodil Appeal campaign.

Community Payback activity has helped to transform local stations from tired, litter-filled sites to welcoming, safer stations.

Coordinated by supervisor Pete Mellon, station manager Matthew Morgan and Severnside Community Rail Partnership’s Heather Cullimore, the project is due to round off with partners supporting a charitable giving day at Bristol Temple Meads station in March.

Pictured (left-right): Station manager Matthew Morgan, Marie Curie Cancer Care’s Helen Isbell, Severnside Community Rail Partnership’s Heather Cullimore and BGSW CRC’s Paul Wainwright.