Woodland voluntary group supported by local employer

22 Nov 2017

The Littlewoods of Stockbridge Association, a voluntary group set up in 2000 to open the local woodland to the community, has received a £300 donation from local employer MyCSP, a pension services company.

The donation will support five helpers and leaders of the association's children’s group, the Stockbridge Junior Rangers, in a Woodland Skills Course in Denbigh, Wales.  All helpers and leaders, who are affiliated to the Wild Life Trust, must be fully trained.

A key aim of the association is enabling children from age five upwards, some of whom have learning disabilities, to understand and appreciate their natural habitat and help preserve their environment.  Since forming, the group has worked hard to clear out rubbish from the woodlands.

Tony Green, employee partner at MyCSP and a volunteer for the group, applied to the MyCSP community fund for the donation. 

Tony said: “Training days are essential to ensure that the Rangers' helpers and leaders have all the necessary skills.  We are very grateful to MyCSP for this donation, which covers the cost of the training course, plus associated transport costs.”

David Boardman, communications director, MyCSP said; “This group of local volunteers make such an impact on not only the local environment but also the children and their families that it supports though its commitment to the woodlands. We were very happy to provide a donation and wish them all the best with the skills course.”

The MyCSP Community Fund was launched three years ago to support local causes and has so far donated over £40,000 to 85 different fundraising campaigns.

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