David, one of the group volunteers, arranged for his team at HSBC to do a volunteering day at the Rawmarsh Community Allotment. Ten people in total took part. For some of them it was their first time on an allotment and while they were impressed with the plot, they did feel a bit overwhelmed by the work needing to be done! They split into groups to work on various jobs, put on some music and began to enjoy being outside for the day.
Emilio, who has a nearby plot for the Salvation Army, provided lunch and refreshments for the group of bacon and egg rolls and tea & coffee, which he cooked on his stove.
We provided water for them all and the gravel boards to build some of the vegetable beds.
By the end of the day the group had cleared and area and installed a vegetable bed which is already showing signs of a good crop.
Talking to some of the team about the experience these were some of the comments received:
“The day went so fast, and was so much fun”
“Great to see how much we actually managed to do in a few hours”
“Beats sitting inside at a desk on a day like this”
Thank you to David for organising the event and for everyone who took part on the day.