NATIONAL housebuilder, Lovell Homes, has partnered with “eco-ambassadors” and pupils from Weston Village Primary School to donate a variety of seeds and bulbs to create a garden retreat in time to bloom this spring.
The team of four from Lovell Homes took to their trowels and dug in to support the schools’ key stage one pupils, which coincided with their annual Children in Need fundraising activities.
The school’s eco-ambassadors are responsible for leading school initiatives throughout the year on recycling, plastic pledges, and composting.
The activity also formed part of Lovell’s 50th anniversary celebrations, in which staff have pledged to deliver 50 hours of community volunteering - building on Lovell’s promise to support communities and leave a lasting legacy.
Hannah, development co-ordinator at Lovell’s Weston Woods scheme, said: “We were absolutely delighted to spend time digging and planting bulbs and seeds with the eco-ambassadors. It’s so rewarding to deliver charity work where you can make a tangible difference and I can’t wait to see the garden in bloom next year.
“This is hot off the heels of our last 50th anniversary challenge, where the team completed 50 miles of exercise over two months – which included cycling from our Miles Platting development in Manchester to Weston Woods – to raise money for Centrepoint and local charities. Therefore, every little helps towards reaching our 50 community hours target and this has been a fantastic way to spend a morning.”
The Lovell team has also donated £650 towards the upgrade of its playground with fresh equipment for pupils – including a pirate ship and climbing trees for the entire school to enjoy.
Thomas Cutts, headmaster of Weston Village Primary School, said: “We really value the voice and views of our students as well as their ability to positively impact the education and lives of other children. Therefore, the opportunity for our eco-ambassadors to lead on this project and get involved alongside Hannah and the team has been fantastic.
“We’ve worked with Lovell Homes on a number of projects and always welcome its generous donations and contributions to the school curriculum. The students love getting involved in its initiatives and we look forward to seeing them enjoy the new garden and the exciting playground equipment.”
Anne Marie O’Doherty, regional sales manager at Lovell Homes, added: “We’re delighted to support Weston Village Primary School with both its new garden and the playground equipment, and we hope they both bring the students plenty of amusement.
“We’ve been on site at Weston Woods – our 99-home development located in the heart of the village – since last August however, we’ve been working and speaking with the community for a much longer. Many of our homeowners at Weston Woods have children at the school and many have moved to the area and become part of the community so it’s really nice to see our relationship come full circle and continue giving back to the neighbourhood we now very much feel a part of.”
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