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At Greencore we like to support our local communities and make a positive difference to them.

Last month a team of volunteers from our Atherstone site embarked on a project with Atherstone Nursery School to help plant over 500 saplings that the nursery had purchased to revamp their outdoor learning area. HR Business Partner Carla Boardman said: “This was a fantastic project to support. We donated company time by giving colleagues time away from work to help plant the trees.

“Children from all backgrounds attend the nursery but unfortunately this area had been out of bounds for them to play in. We didn’t only plant the trees, we also created secret pathways and cleared overgrown shrubbery in the area to create a fun new area for the children to explore.”

Elizabeth, who manages the nursery said: “I want to say a massive thank you to all the Greencore colleagues who supported the planting of the saplings. It has been such a huge relief knowing that they are safely in the ground as there was no way I was going to be able to do this with the shortage of staff that we are experiencing here. The area looks so inviting with the defined paths and hidden seating within the bamboo. I will send you some photographs as it all begins to grow.”

The team has agreed to go back in the Spring to help maintain the area. Well done to all those involved.

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