Barratt Homes volunteers from Southampton have rallied to spruce up Mountbatten Hampshire's memorial gardens.

Serving the area for over 45 years, Mountbatten Hampshire in West End is respected as the county's oldest and largest hospice.

Volunteers, including landscaper Jake Smith from JS Landscapes and a team of Barratt workers, ventured on a mission to refurbish the hospice's outdoor areas, making it a more soothing space for its patients.

The hospice provides round-the-clock inpatient, community domiciliary and palliative end-of-life care services to residents. It has a 21-bed inpatient unit.


Offering care and services to Southampton City and large parts of Hampshire, free support is also extended to the bereaved families and friends.

However, to maintain these free services, it costs the charity over £10.5 million yearly.

Caitlyn Sherry, corporate partnerships fundraiser at Mountbatten, said: "The generosity from compassionate partners like Barratt Homes is invaluable.

"Our gardens provide a tranquil setting for our residents and families to spend time in and to remember loved ones.

"Jake and his skilled team have really transformed the space, and we’re hugely grateful."

Tammy Bishop, Barratt Homes sales director, said: "Mountbatten Hampshire is one of our official charities of the year and when we heard that they needed help updating their outside space, we didn’t hesitate. Jake and his team have done a fabulous job."