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Give & Gain Day 2014

Last Friday 16th May 2014 Thrive Trafford, in partnership with the charity Red Rose Forest, hosted a huge volunteering event at Urmston Meadows as part of national ‘Give & Gain Day’. More than 60 volunteers from across Trafford swapped their usual Friday at work for a day giving time back to the community as part of Business in the Community’s ‘Give & Gain Day’. Projects included litter picking, cutting back vegetation, including invasive balsam, tree thinning, opening up ditches and re-decking a bridge. The day which also took place nationally for employee volunteering, helped to connect skilled professionals with people working within community improvement projects. Businesses who took part in Trafford included DWF LLP, Styles and Wood, Bruntwood, Chep UK, Sainsburys Urmston, Trafford Housing Trust, Thomas Carter Opticians, Nixor Resource Consulting Ltd and the University of Manchester. Mike Savage, Operations Manager for Red Rose Forest said “Urmston Meadows is a fantastic resource but like many other countryside sites needs some TLC to make the most of it for people and wildlife. The hard work that all the employees have done today makes an enormous difference and is a great start to the improvements to the site we hope to achieve in the future...”

May 19, 2014