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BANK staff from Barclays Westwood Park undertook a gardening project, at Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, at Clowes Wood, near Solihull.

BANK staff from Barclays Westwood Park undertook a gardening project, at Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, at Clowes Wood, near Solihull.

The event was organised by Barclays employee, Claire Davies, who along with her team of five, spent the day clearing overgrown shrubs and building paths at the nature reserve, to enable visitors easier access to appreciate the woods.

“We wanted to support a local charity, and this was a great opportunity to spentdtime working as a team undertaking a project which is completely different to our usual roles,” said Claire.

Michael Drummond, Volunteering Living Landscapes Officer for Warwickshire Wildlife Trust said: “Those of us who enjoy the outdoors and who are sprightly and able-bodied think nothing of tackling uneven and muddy paths.

“One of the most effective ways that we can help people with varying levels of mobility to enjoy Warwickshire Wildlife Trust’s wonderful reserves, is to make sure that we improve the surfaces of as many of the popular and suitable paths as we can.

“The contribution, therefore, of a large group of volunteers working over a long period of time is invaluable, and our path improvement programme at Clowes Wood recently received a tremendous boost as a result of the 20 tonnes of gravel kindly paid for by Barclays, and a day of hard labour by the Barclays team.”

 

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