A very wet Friday at the end of April did nothing to dampen spirits for a team from Deloitte, undertaking Corporate Social Responsibilty at Devonshire Avenue Nature Area LNR in Sutton. As part of the ongoing improvement works at DANA to open up and rejuvenate the old orchard, the gang from Deloitte really got stuck in (both figuratively and literally when the site started getting muddy!). Working in small teams, the pencils pushers cleared vegetation to plant a new native hedgeline, planted an edible hedgerow and laid over 40 meters of path edging.
After a spot of lunch under a makeshift cover to hide from the worst of the torrential rain and some pizza to recuperate, the sun started to creep out as the team put the finishing touches to their paths, tidied the site and even had time for a group photgraph.
When (or perhaps, if!) the site dries out in the next few days (or, at this rate, weeks), the Sutton Nature Conservation Volunteers will return to site to do a touch of finishing off and lay some new woodchip along the beautifully edged paths.
The SNCV would like to say a massive thank you to everyone from Deloitte for their hard work and cheery demeanor in less that sterling conditions, we hope you enjoyed yourselves and feel rightly proud of the contribution you’ve made to the site. Cheers guys!