Volunteers lend a hand at Painting's Plantation - The Leamington Observer

Volunteers lend a hand at Painting's Plantation

VOLUNTEERS pulled up their sleeves to help continue work at Painting’s Plantation in Leamington.

The project to transform former scrubland at Campion School and provide a tranquil space for pupils and older people, is nearly complete.

Painting’s Plantation was named after former Archers actor and Leamington resident Norman Painting, with the woodland tended to by Age UK Warwickshire volunteers.

And to bring the project closer to completion, staff from tyre company Bridgestone lent a hand.

The eight strong team cut back a huge hedge surrounding the pond – which contains more than 10,000 litres of water.

Project spokeswoman Elizabeth Phillips said: “Volunteering is one of those amazing things people can do to make a massive difference to other people’s lives.

“Bridgestone understands this, swapped their work gear for wheelbarrows and really went the extra mile for the cause, which meant such a lot to us all.

“To receive this help from a nearby business makes a big difference and shows us community spirit is alive and well.”

Call 01926 458100 to find out more about volunteering at the plantation.


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