The following – from volunteer coordinator, Martin Johnson:
“The first working party was a great success, with 26 people attending. We got stuck in very quickly and worked very hard in three teams for two hours before we had a break. We had beautiful weather and got through an amazing amount of work, including clearing, hedge trimming, weeding and mowing.
Mary, Alan and Paul Smith (the leaseholder) kept us all going, with Nick Robinson, a former Yalding Head Gardener, and Martin Johnson, the volunteer coordinator, leading teams with Mary Smith. A lot of enthusiasm was expressed for the rescue project and we hope to keep up the good work, with three more working parties in the next ten days (31st March 10-12, 1st April 10-12 and Wed 4th April 3-5).”