Thame residents encouraged to volunteer and plant trees

Thame residents encouraged to volunteer and plant trees

Published by Scarlett Bawden-Gaul at 5:45am 14th February 2020.

Thame residents are being asked to think about volunteering and tree planting. 

The members of 21st Century Thame are asking people to consider how they can help their local area.

They are also asking if people can help them achieve their pledge to plant 500 trees in 2020. 

Sue Martin-Downhill explains why she organised the pledge:

"While wondering around Thame I keep seeing trees being cut down so I decided we should do a project to replant the trees. 

"We have done it in conjunction with the Wildlife Trust and generally getting people involved with the idea of planting for trees in their garden. 

"I'm looking at Barley Hill School out the back of the club at the moment and they're going to need plenty of oxygen in the future."

Saturday will see the group put on their first Volunteer Fair. 

The aim is to connect people who want to offer their time to organisations and causes that need it. 

Sue has been volunteering for nearly 5 years:

"For me its not just the volunteering I enjoy, and the people that you meet they're just the most fantastic people. 

"Communities need volunteering. There is not enough money going around to achieve all the things that need to be done in the community. 

"Any amount of time is useful. There are so many jobs that are dropped because they're small and people with bigger jobs cant do them." 

Visitors will also be asked to bring home a sapling to plant in their garden as part of the tree planting pledge.

For more information about the volunteer fair visit their site.

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