The team at Hambrooks are delighted to support the life-saving work of HM Coastguard by donating two large planters to their base at Solent Airport Daedalus. The planters will provide some welcome cheer to greet everyone arriving at the building.
Solent Airport Daedalus is one of ten coastguard search and rescue bases across the UK operated by Bristow Group on behalf of HM Coastguard. Bristow are keen to collaborate and support local businesses and are grateful for any support that local businesses can offer them in return.
“We are very proud of where we are and what we do, but our building needed a little brightening up,” explains Tel Bastyan, the Base Clinical Lead and Technical Winch Paramedic. “Thanks to Hambrooks kind donation, that is happening!”
Norman Hambrook agrees. “Our Titchfield Garden Centre is only about 5 miles away from Daedalus, as the crow flies, so we are only too happy to support their important work. We hope our planters will bring smiles to the faces of their dedicated staff and, of course, to all the visitors to the base as well.”
The two planters contain evergreen conifers, to provide year-round interest, under-planted with trailing ivy. To ensure they stay looking vibrant, Hambrooks have pledged to visit regularly to water, weed and prune as necessary. As ‘experts in your garden’ for over 50 years, it is a matter of Hambrooks’ pride that they will always look their best.
For over 200 years, HM Coastguard has been responding to emergencies at sea around the UK. Through a network of coastguard stations operating 24 hours a day, they coordinate with other emergency services to act on 999 calls and other distress signals. The Big Red and White AW189 helicopter which Tel and his team fly on is just one of many aeronautical assets the coastguard can mobilise.
Photo roght: Sam from Hambrooks Landscapes presents the pots to Tel Bastyan at the base.