Homebase staff volunteer for community projects

Homebase's marketing team has planted 2,500 trees in the Forest of Marston Vale in Bedfordshire.

Some 100 staff from Homebase parent company Home Retail Group helped to plant native trees and shrubs in a new community woodland at Top Farm, Lidlington, as part of Marston Vale Trust’s project to plant 17,000 trees and shrubs by the end of this winter.

The trust's forest sites manager Andrew Lingard said: "It was great to see such a large number of colleagues participating and despite the blustery weather everyone rose to the challenge and had great fun!"

Homebase community affairs and workplace manager Ceri Wootton said: "Colleagues at Home Retail Group are encouraged to spend two days a year making a difference volunteering in their community."

If you are a community group looking for volunteers contact ceri.wootton@homeretailgroup.com or call 01908 296153.

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