Island tech company swaps code for community for Mountbatten IOW

Employees from Cowes-based technology company Yokogawa Marex put their DIY skills to the test, assembling seven shelving units to upgrade the much needed storage at Mountbatten hospice in Newport. 

Yokogawa Marex volunteers recently spent their afternoon transforming an empty container into a functional storage space, earning praise from a Mountbatten representative for their fantastic job.

Claire Treasure, Corporate Partnership Fundraiser, said: “We wanted to utilise this space to gives us some additional storage. The volunteers have done a fantastic job in assembling these shelving units, allowing our maintenance team to focus on other activities that help to keep the hospice running smoothly.”

Once the shelves were assembled, the team demonstrated their gardening prowess by clearing moss and weeds from the patio area, enhancing its appeal and making it less slippery in wet conditions.

Claire added, “Keeping the garden and outside areas clean and tidy all year round is essential to make the environment enjoyable for our patients, visitors and staff. It was a job well done by the team at Yokogawa Marex, we are very grateful for all their support”.

The day concluded with a hospice tour to learn more about the range of services provided by Mountbatten and a meal at the on-site café.

Wayne Matthews, Divisional Director of Yokogawa Marex said: “Yokogawa Marex through its corporate social responsibility program contributes to the local community, as a supporter of Mountbatten this was a great opportunity for us to contribute to the great work that they do. It was a great team effort and a very rewarding afternoon for the staff involved. Thanks you to everyone for making it happen.”  

Claire Treasure, Corporate Partnership Fundraiser at Mountbatten concludes:  “We are so grateful for the support of our local community and having local businesses such as Yokogawa Marex giving up their time to come and support Mountbatten is very humbling. The amazing team from Yokogawa Marex visited Mountbatten and undertook various tasks (in the very cold weather),  this not only helps our teams with time sensitive tasks and improves the overall look of the site but also enables us to save vital funds, which is crucial at a time like this. Thank you so much to everyone at Yokogawa Marex for your time, your kindness and your support, we are very thankful to have you as part of our Mountbatten family.” 

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