Spring clean for Easthampstead church's gardenBy Becky Barnes
April 13, 2012
A team of 26 volunteers gave Easthampstead Baptist Church’s “tired and overgrown” garden a spring clean.
Members of the church and local community aged from three to 63 trimmed overgrowth and swept away leaves at South Hill Road on Saturday, March 31.
The event was part of Bracknell Forest Council’s ‘Take Pride’ campaign which encourages and assists volunteering activities in the area.
Organiser Marie-Anne Phillips said: “The day was a real success which everyone enjoyed.
“It is lovely when you can see a difference made in a short time.”
Marie-Anne is a Bracknell Forest Council ranger and has been organising garden parties with fellow churchgoer Sallyann Lea since last November.
She said: “These events are great for community spirit. Working together we can really make a difference.”
The volunteers were helped by Tony New and Mo Lawden from Bracknell Forest Homes who provided a truck and a lawn mower and took away the green waste.
Marie-Anne said: “They did a fantastic job of helping with the gardening.”
Five volunteers from the Refresh Cafe at Crown Wood Community Centre in Opladen Way also provided lunch to the hungry team of gardeners.
For more details about future events at Easthampstead Baptist Church call the church office (01344) 487 744 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.