Kites Walk Conservation Day
As part of our commitment to creating a more sustainable world, we allow our staff one paid day per year to volunteer and give back to the community. This month our Trading Director, Ben Richardson, spent the day cleaning up a popular dog walking area in Fareham called Kites Walk.
“I spent my day working with some of The Conservation Volunteers, helping clear paths, pick litter, coppicing, and trimming back bushes. I even learnt how to do a tree cutting technique called a beak cut. It’s such a beautiful space for ramblers and those wanting to be surrounded by nature, and it was great to be able to support with its preservation.”
TCV, The Community Volunteering Charity works towards creating healthier and happier communities for everyone by connecting people and green spaces. TCV have just put in a bid for £100,000 to upgrade all the walkways around the area, which should help attract even more of the local community to enjoy and help out.
Colette Court, Senior Project Officer at TVC said
“In the Southampton office we take great pleasure in helping people learn new skills and connecting people of all ages to their local greenspaces. Working with Borough and Parish councils, individuals, schools and other charities we hope to give as many people as we can the opportunity to ‘Join In Feel Good.
More and more evidence is being provided by the scientific community that spending time outdoors can have a brilliant impact on your mental and physical health, relationships and connect us to our native flora and fauna. We know that trained volunteers receive the greatest benefits; volunteers who are given training and progress into positions of responsibility report greater improvements in their health and well-being, so we try to encourage all our volunteers to learn new skills and love to develop individual wherever possible.”
For further details on TVC and to find out how you can support the cause please visit: www.tcv.org.uk