Employees from regeneration business Peel L&P teamed up with Groundwork Greater Manchester to tidy up Trafford Ecology Park this month and make way for a new education centre to open.
10 volunteers from the Peel Dome office at the intu Trafford Centre picked up their tools to clear overgrown areas ready for a new outdoor learning facility which will provide an alternative to classroom education for young people across the region.
The public will also be able to enjoy Peel L&P’s handywork with freshly planted wild flowers and better access to the park due to cleared paths.
Peel L&P have recently launched corporate volunteering days within their businesses; providing opportunity for employees to take time out of their day-to-day roles to support communities and learn new skills.
Jo Holden, Sustainability Manager at Peel L&P said:
We believe in having an active and positive influence in our communities by investing time to create sustainable environments and volunteering is an important part of what we do. Our volunteering days are really popular with employees and we’re proud to partner with Groundwork Greater Manchester to support this beautiful park which helps to connect so many people with nature.
Nina Burns, from Groundwork Greater Manchester added:
“As a charity we are reliant on our corporate volunteers to help us to maintain our wonderful green oasis in the midst of Trafford Ecology Park in Manchester. We can’t thank Peel L&P enough for helping to clear the area in preparation for building our outdoor learning centre, which brings life to our vision of providing a wonderful outside space for young people to be nurtured and engage with nature.”