Over 500 members of the local community visited The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) Skelton Grange Environment Centre in Stourton to celebrate the charity’s annual Big Green Weekend on Saturday 3 October 2015.
Skelton Grange Environment Centre hosted a fun and action packed day for all. Activities included everything from fun workshops to guided wildlife exploration walks. Visitors also had the chance to weave some willow, test out their circus skills, have their bicycles fixed and learn about bees in the local area. Visitors and volunteers also enjoyed freshly baked pizzas from Skelton Grange’s outdoor cob oven as well as homemade cakes donated by volunteers.
TCV’s annual Big Green Weekend is the UK’s biggest weekend of conservation action, and aims to show off the tremendous work TCV employees and volunteers do locally and across the country. The weekend saw TCV sites across the country putting on special events for all ages and abilities.
TCV is a national charity established in 1959 with 11,000 volunteers each year across the country. TCV volunteers work to improve the health and wellbeing of local communities including in Leeds, whilst transforming outdoor spaces.
Caroline Crossley, Operations Leader at Skelton Grange said:
“It was an absolutely gorgeous sunny autumn day for our Big Green Weekend Open Day at Skelton Grange, and we were delighted to welcome over 550 people to the site. Many familiar friendly faces and new ones too, with people of all ages taking part in a range of outdoor activities and having loads of fun! Many people stayed for the whole day and it was a really special event enjoyed by all of us.”