Volunteers from Aon Insurance Managers have spent a day at the Grove Museum working alongside Manx National Heritage to undertake improvement works in the museum grounds.
The 20 strong team spent the day split into four work groups with different tasks including erecting a new windbreak fence in the gardens, repainting the beam which powered the horse drawn threshing mill, and painting the duck pond fence, barn doors and exterior joinery.
Dating back to the mid-19th century The Grove, also known as the Museum of Victorian Life presents a series of period rooms of original furnishings, fittings and precious possessions belonging to three generations of the Gibb family.
Shaun Murphy of MNH co-ordinated the work:
“We are very grateful for the work carried out by the team from Aon, which has made a vast improvement at The Grove. The gardens were in much need of a new windbreak fence and the paintwork needed refreshing in places. The team managed to get through a considerable amount of work and in the process they have made a huge difference to the site”.
This was a return visit by Aon to the Grove and in addition to their labour, the group donated £300 to the Manx Museum and National Trust towards the cost of materials for works.
Gaynor Brough, Managing Director of Aon Isle of Man commented:
“This is our 2nd year at The Grove and we would like to thank Manx National Heritage for their support and our Aon team for their commitment to ensuring that their activities made a difference. Our work was part of Aon’s Global Community Day, which involved our 68,000 employees globally being involved in activities serving their local communities. It has been great fun sharing our photographs and video footage of the Aon IOM team’s day in the Community”.
Manx National Heritage regularly works with companies seeking an ‘away day’ which provide excellent team building opportunities whilst providing excellent support for its work across the Island’s countryside, heritage sites and ancient monuments.
To find out more visit www.manxnationalheritage.im.