Viridor volunteers turn out in force to help wildlife at popular beauty spot
09th December 2019
A team of volunteers turned up to lay hedges for wildlife at Roadford Lake in Devon.
A team of 12 people from Viridor, South West Water, Pennon and Source headed to West Devon to help the South West Lakes Trust with some hedge laying.
The idea was to help wildlife flourish in the area and proved to be a very popular activity.
One of those who attended was Geoffrey Rogers. He said: "I really enjoyed breaking the shackles from the desk and getting outside for a change!"
Another helper, Alex Khan, said: "It was such a wonderful day. It was an idyllic setting and we managed to muck in and work as a team where possible.
"I think we made quite an impact on the overgrown hedges."
And Annagail Leaman added: "It was great fun. I got so many jobs done when I got home, as I felt energised, more so than I normally do having spent the day in the office.
"This was great because we had a very visible output."
The team were on site from 10am until 3.30pm, and also enjoyed a break for lunch in their picturesque surroundings.
More volunteering opportunities are being planned by Pennon for 2020, with organisers aiming to hold at least one a month throughout the year.
There are also expected to be more social volunteering opportunities, as well as environmental projects.
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