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Ground Control supporting Walking With The Wounded

Ground Control, an award-winning Grounds Maintenance Company, is supporting Walking With The Wounded’s new North East Regional Service Hub, based in North Shields.


The Hub has been created in Partnership with MySpace Housing Solutions. It is being launched on Remembrance Day and it will contain 10, 2-bedroom flats for veterans, as well as access to welfare and employability support. 

The Ground Control team are creating a tranquil outdoor space on the grounds of the newly established Hub. Ground Control will be designing and installing a tranquillity garden for the veterans and staff based at the site. The tranquillity area will make the most of the limited outdoor space at the centre to create a usable space for the Hubs’ staff, beneficiaries, and residents.

Simon Morrish, Ground Control CEO commented: “We are very pleased to be able to support such a worthwhile charity and project which will help armed forces veterans find their feet after serving their country so valiantly. I hope the transformation of the outdoor space at the new hub will give everyone who uses it the time and space they need to recuperate and find their next steps.”

Ground Control is a proud supporter of the Armed Forces Covenant and employs many veterans from various sectors of the Armed Forces. Jay Hicks, Ground Control’s National Operations Manager for Winter Maintenance and an armed forces veteran himself has taken the lead on the project for Ground Control.

Tommy Watson, WWTW North East Regional Manager added, “The Ground Control team has been phenomenal. WWTW’s new Hub will provide vital support services to the local armed forces community. The design of the Hub’s tranquillity garden will give our staff and beneficiaries a quiet and calm place to go when they need it. It will make a huge difference to their mental health”. 

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