National Volunteer Day 2015

On Friday 15th May, young people from businesses all over the country gave their time to work voluntarily on community and environmental projects.
One of the projects selected was Marlpit Community Garden.
Forty-one men and women from Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) got stuck in to three tasks.
Firstly, fixing protection for our orchard trees from the muntjac deer.
Secondly, a group lined up like a chain gang to dig a trench for a pipe to carry water to the forest garden end of the site.
Once these jobs were completed those with energy left worked on enlarging the pond for wildlife.
During the breaks drinks made with the Kelly kettle and Louise and Amy’s cakes were greatly appreciated.Louise-cakes
The atmosphere was great with plenty of laughter as well as work. The volunteers appreciated the fact that there were about ten of us from Marlpit and Bluebell projects working alongside them.
They said it was a wonderful day and the organisers promised that our project would be their first choice the next time round.
We also enjoyed the day and were very pleased with how much was achieved.
Marlpit Community Garden team and Sustainable Living Initiative would like to thank all the volunteers from JLL for the hard work and to Employee Volunteering CIC for the excellent coordination of the work.


Alison F.