Spring Sparkle Volunteer Week

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Mon 01Apr
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Fri 05Apr

Help Hawkwood shine!

Facilitator: Hawkwood team

Our beautiful Grade II listed house, converted stables and landscape are in need of a spring clean and we have an opportunity the first week in April. We would love your help: decorating, decluttering, deep cleaning, gardening, bramble removal, furniture restoration and more. We are looking for people who are fit for physical work, with skills in painting, carpentry, upholstery, gardening or simply a willing pair of hands and team spirit.

Event time: Mon 1st Apr at 9:30am - Fri 5th Apr at 2:00pm

At a glance

  • Meet like-minded people in a friendly setting
  • Roll up your sleeves and make a difference
  • Enjoy delicious food

Participants will gain

  • The satisfaction of helping our charity
  • New friends and new skills

Hawkwood welcomes volunteers throughout the year for Friday morning gardening, hosting events and our two big festivals– the annual May Day Festival and the bi-annual July Seed Festival: Planting Big Ideas. “We have a very loyal team who come for gardening every Friday morning, rain or shine. And then on our big events, we have up to 80 volunteers,” says Katie Lloyd-Nunn, Hawkwood programme manager. “My main work is on the phone and computer, but every Friday I put on my fleece and jeans and get stuck into digging, tidying, weeding and such with our Friday friends. It’s great for my well-being and gives me a different perspective on my work place.”

Volunteering is not about money, but there is another kind of exchange – belonging, appreciation, fun, good conversation and… biscuits – sometimes cake! Volunteering is about giving, contributing, and helping each other – making a meaningful contribution to our world. And it’s well known to have a positive impact on mental wellbeing and physical health. Come and join our Spring Sparkle week!

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Testimonials

“There is no doubt that the regular work in the garden makes a difference to the productivity of the walled garden in herbs, veg and flowers and to the aesthetic of a well-tended estate,” says Alicia Carey CEO. “We are so grateful for the extra help to keep on top of things.”