AMP helps honour armed forces at memorial garden

Operation Braveheart Memorial Garden

AMP is delighted to have donated woodchip for the Operation Braveheart memorial garden in remembrance of servicemen and women who lost their lives in action.

The garden in Cullompton was masterminded by local resident David Godfrey whose grandson Daniel Coffee was fatally wounded in Iraq in 2007.

The Commando Engineering regiment from Chivenor in North Devon helped David build the main garden several years ago. Forest Fuels, which was acquired by AMP Clean Energy, donated the woodchip when the garden was first opened.

Remembrance Day Garden

(L to R) Steve Parker, Logistics Supervisor, Mark Close, HSEQ Manager and Graham Trotter, Delivery Driver at the Braveheart Memorial Garden

AMP staff members met David at the garden ahead of Remembrance Day 2020 to deliver and help spread the fresh woodchip to refresh the area.

David said: “The memorial garden provides a place where visitors can stop for a moment, reflect, and remember those who lost their lives serving their country.  I’m very grateful to AMP for donating woodchip to the garden which is a great finishing touch and ensures we keep  maintenance to a minimum.”

Mark Close, HSEQ Manager at AMP, said: “It was our absolute pleasure to meet David at the memorial garden and to donate and help spread the woodchip. As an ex-service veteran it was a particularly special experience for me to visit the garden which provides a lovely setting to remember those who lost their lives serving our country.”