Members of the Wates Developments team plus Hart Rangers, together with the product of their efforts!
Emma Gruenbaum, Land & Planning Manager at Wates Developments, writes:
“As part of Wates Group’s annual community day, a 19 strong team from Wates Developments has spent the day clearing unwanted saplings and weeds from an area of heathland at Fleet Pond.
The 141 acre nature reserve is owned by Hart District Council and is managed in partnership between Hart Countryside Service and Fleet Pond Society, a registered charity. In addition to the full day of weeding, the charity will also benefit from a £500 donation made by Wates.
The community day is an integral part of Wates Groups annual charity work and a key fixture in the company’s diary since 2008. Wates Giving is a charitable programme run and funded by the Wates Family Enterprise Trust, set up by the family with the aim of strengthening the role business has to play in society, focused on making a real difference to the communities in which we live, work and build.
Since 2008, Wates Giving has invested over £8m in local initiatives through five themes: Education; Employment and Training; Social Enterprise; Sustainability; and Community Building. Wates Group has twice won the Queen’s Enterprise Award and remains the only construction company to have won.”
Fleet Pond Society is very grateful to Wates Developments for providing the large volunteer team as well as the very generous donation.