Give Spring a Helping Hand on Borough High Street.
Borough High Street isn’t known for its vibrant green spaces. Local charity Bankside Open Spaces Trust (BOST) needs you to help transform a large flower bed at the old churchyard by St. George the Martyr.
The work on the St George’s flower bed will require a team of at least four people (max seven) able to spend around five hours in April or early May preparing the large flower bed BOST look after - digging out and laying soil – and then do some planting.
This volunteering activity however comes with a fundraising twist.
BOST would like for the team of volunteers to commit to raising a minimum total of £450 for the charity within six months. This is an added team challenge and gives you the flexibility to get your colleagues involved, even if they couldn’t volunteer themselves on the day. The money raised will be used to cover the costs of the activity including materials and the Community Gardeners time for planning and supervision of the project.
There are lots of fun fundraising ideas on this website here, ranging from some new ideas such as giving up something/taking something on for a month to the more traditional bake sales and marathon runs.
To get involved and discuss dates for some April gardening sak [at] betterbankside.co.uk (subject: BOST%2F%20Borough%20High%20St%20gardening) (contact us)
About Bankside Open Spaces Trust (BOST)
Fundraising and volunteering support enable BOST to get more work done. At BOST, they are passionate about restoring, maintaining, and preserving urban green spaces. They champion open spaces in SE1, inspired in part by Octavia Hill, National Trust co-founder and creator of one of the spaces they look after, Red Cross Garden, and strive to protect the beauty and history of one of the oldest parts of London. They seek to create and improve parks and gardens to benefit residents, local workers and visitors, relying on support from the public, trusts and corporate partnerships and other funders to do this.