Veolia volunteers have green fingers

Staff from Veolia Environmental Services rolled up their sleeves and proved they have green fingers by helping local gardening group Valley Community Gardens. Volunteers ‘dug in’ by building a raised planting bed, levelling a decking area, building some steps and weeding.

Valley Community Gardens is a gardening group recently set up by over 20 residents in Deepcar with the idea to grow their own food, get people active, improve the local area and create more community spirit amongst local people.  Valley Community Gardens has been approaching local organisations for help with their goal and Veolia donated £500 to the cause and a morning of staff volunteering.
Dale Dyson, call centre supervisor at Veolia Environmental Services in Sheffield took part in the volunteering.  Commenting, she said: “We had a fantastic morning and really got stuck in to the gardening activities.  The work that the Valley Community Gardens team is doing is so beneficial to the local area and I am pleased that Veolia could be a part of it.”
Paul Gourley, treasurer of Valley Community Gardens also commented: “I would like to say a big thank you to Veolia for the £500 donation and also to the volunteers.  It is nice to see organisations getting involved and helping out the local community.”
Despite the group’s hard work and the generosity or local organisations,  there are still a number of items on the group’s ‘wish list’, including: a polytunnel, irrigation equipment, water heaters and pumps, a ground source heat pump, wind turbine, photovoltaics, a shed, a greenhouse, fencing, topsoil and tools.  If you could help Valley Community Gardens with their quest, please visit them on Facebook or email treasurer, Paul Gourley at: gourleyp@live.co.uk
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