We were delighted to volunteer with the York Cares
Big Community Challenge once again after a year out due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
This year, the beneficiary was the beloved Rowntree Park which, after a year of lockdowns and floods hindering maintenance, was in desperate need of a spruce up. It is also the famous park’s centenary this July, so there was double the reason to get green fingered!
The Partners Group team donned their gloves and grabbed their shovels to help dig a pond for a new wildlife and education area being created close to the Millennium Bridge and River Ouse. Some exciting finds were made in the process including a vintage perfume/medicine bottle and a teacup! The pond is to replace an existing one nearby that Is no longer fit for purpose or beneficial to the local wildlife.
The employee-voluntary charity York Cares ran the initiative throughout the month of June, with York businesses volunteering their time and coming together to make a real difference to one of our biggest and most loved green spaces.