News Release

Doncaster Tidy Up Bentley Community Woodlands

Around 30 members of the Doncaster congregation, from the Sheffield area, volunteered up to 105 hours of their time for the annual day of service, 'Helping Hands' project of a new area in Doncaster, at the Bentley Community Woodlands,  with The Conservation Volunteers (TCV).  The volunteer leaders, Leon and Hayley, who work for TCV, met the Church volunteers at the Community Woodlands and walked them to the spot where they would be working.  The weather was very kind, with beautiful sunshine.


Before the project,  a breakfast was held for all involved, to prepare everyone for the day,  before driving in convoy to Bentley.  

Leader Leon gave a little history of the site that was now the community woodlands which TCV upkeep.  The members' role involved removing the tree guards from the trees which had been planted 10 years ago and were now established.  TCV provided all the safety equipment, everyone donned gloves and set to work. Some with knives and goggles to remove the tree guards, some with clippers to remove the stakes from the tree guards.  The younger volunteer were the legs, by carrying the discarded tree guards through the underbrush to the clearing where 2 piles were made - one of wood and one of old tree guards.  Everyone worked well as a team and accomplished the job in good time.  The surroundings were beautiful with all the woodlands, lake and wildlife.   

TCV were very impressed by the work & have invited the Church members back to work on another project in the Brodsworth area, at a later date. 

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