We volunteer at Wildwood Trust

Published by Sean Rodwell on 20 October 2020

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On Friday 10 October a group of 10 from our Kent offices spent a day with Wildwood Trust as a part of our Kreston Reeves Foundation volunteering initiative.

The Wildwood Trust is an animal conservation charity in Canterbury, Kent and is home to over 200 animals. The Trust provides natural enclosures for endangered British wildlife and takes part in conservation programmes to save endangered species. The park is open to the public seven days a week as well as providing educational visits for schools.

The team was tasked with building a fence out of logs for the new wild boar enclosure.

Cath Baker, HR advisor and part of the team of volunteers on the day, commented: “We took away the wall that had already been built as the logs were too thick and would have not worn away or composited as quickly over time. We replaced them with smaller logs and then branches were placed on top to finish off the wall. This involved us using saws to cut the logs into smaller sections and foraging for smaller sticks to be placed on the top.”

Sean Rodwell, Corporate Manager and Charity Specialist who also took part on the day, commented: “It was a fantastic day, and we felt a great sense of achievement knowing that the wild boars will have a secure fence for their new home.”

“We also got the opportunity to have a quick walk around the park too. They said they usually have loads of volunteering groups throughout the year, but because of COVID we were only the 4th which goes to show how much charities need our help right now.”



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