George visited a Wickham community initiative called ‘The Project’ which has been creating a new community garden in the village. On the 8th June, over 40 volunteers turned out to support the venture as part of the National Volunteer’s Week celebrations. George popped along to give his support to the initiative.
The volunteers cleared turf, built raised beds, planted vegetables, cut back hedges and tidied up the site.
Janet Duggan, Volunteer Service Manager for Community First was delighted with progress: "the day was a great success where volunteers came from a range of businesses and local residents, staff from Barclays Bank in Fareham, students from Peter Symonds College and children from Wickham Primary School.
Sue Cooper from The Project explained that: “by building a community garden, where local residents can come and help maintain the vegetable patches, we will be able to extend our reach. The vegetables grown will then be available to everyone in the local area. I would like to thank everyone who got involved to support our exciting new project”.
George was also pleased to see so many volunteers from across the area:
“its great to see what’s going on in my constituency and I was very impressed with how everyone got on with the tasks and produced a community garden for the people of Wickham"
The event was supported by a number of local businesses donating a wide range of materials for the event. If you would like to find out more about The Project email Sue Cooper - firstname.lastname@example.org. To find out how you can get involved in volunteering visit www.volunteerwessex.org or email Julie.email@example.com