Community volunteering charity The Conservation Volunteers’ Skelton Grange Environment Centre in Leeds have been working to clean up an area of their land that was lost following the flooding of the river Aire.
A team of volunteers have been helping those across the river near Thwaite Mills, an area also damaged by the floods during the festive season. Luckily, a display made by the team earlier in the year for the centre’s ‘A Winter’s Trail’ events were not damaged.
Volunteers at Skelton Grange have also been doing other great work including planting trees, laying hedges and learning all about woodland management techniques. Skelton Grange are always on the lookout for volunteers – whether you have six months to spare or just a day, volunteering at Skelton Grange can be a fun and enriching experience.
Ralph Walker, TCV’s Skelton Grange Administrator said:
“We were amazed by the support offered by so many amazing volunteers and it’s great that The Conservation Volunteers were able to reverse some of the damage done by the floods in the area. We’re now looking forward to the many great events we have lined up for 2016, creating healthier, happier, communities for everyone.”
Skelton Grange is currently recruiting all types of volunteers. Whether you have six months to spare or just a day, volunteering at Skelton Grange can be a fun and enriching experience. 2016 is set to be a very busy year at Skelton Grange with loads of courses for adults, environmental education sessions, teacher training days, bushcraft adventures for kids and volunteering opportunities for those seeking experience in the environment and teaching sectors. To find out more about all the activities planned for 2016 please visit:
- Web: www.tcv.org.uk/skeltongrange
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/SkeltonGrangeEnvironmentCentre
- Twitter: twitter.com/SkeltonGrange