Fri. Nov 27th, 2020

Isle of Wight Observer News

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Wight Aid supports hard working park volunteers at Northwood House

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Wight Aid have presented Northwood House with a cheque for £358.18 to fund cordless gardening equipment for Park volunteers.

The 20 acres of parkland surrounding Northwood House is maintained by a dedicated team of volunteers who toil throughout the year maintaining hedges, shrubs, trees, borders and planters on the estate.

The park is open to the local community and visitors all year round. Gentle paved paths cross the lawns with plentiful benches for visitors to sit and enjoy the stunning views across the Solent and wonderful specimen trees from the estate’s origins as a Victorian Pleasure Park. Tennis Courts, Bowls Green and the Children’s Playground provide facilities for more energetic activity. The park volunteers keep the paths clear, the shrubs in check and the borders in bloom. The cordless hedge trimmer, strimmer and leaf blower funded by Wight Aid has made the volunteers work much easier, and has brought a big smile to their faces!

“We are very grateful to Wight Aid for their grant.” Said Dr John Pollard, one of the directors of Northwood House Charitable Trust Co Ltd. “The team have relied on motley collection of donated equipment are delighted with these lighter more eco-friendly tools.”

To join the park volunteers and help keep the grounds in top condition for residents and visitors to enjoy, please contact Northwood House office.

John Pollard added “To find out more come along to our Volunteers coffee morning on Saturday 4th April in The Stables (known locally as the community hall). Coffee, Tea and very nice cakes will be available from 10:30 to 12:00.”