The Big Glennfield Dig gets off to a good start in Wisbech - and it continues tomorrow as part of National Gardening Week

Glennfield Care Centre’s Big Dig as part of National Gardening Week. David clearing rubbish into the

Glennfield Care Centre’s Big Dig as part of National Gardening Week. David clearing rubbish into the skip.Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

A two-day ‘big dig’ organised by Glennfield Care Centre, Money Bank, Wisbech is helping to clear up the area around the centre as part of National Gardening Week.

Glennfield Care Centre’s Big Dig as part of National Gardening Week. Picture: Steve Williams.

Glennfield Care Centre’s Big Dig as part of National Gardening Week. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

Groups of volunteers were not afraid to get stuck in and as a result a skip full of rubbish has been filled in just one day.

“It’s going really, really well,” said organiser Amanda Scott, who is also an activity staff member.

“We didn’t have that many volunteers today, but what we’ve got done is brilliant and I’m really over the moon.

“The front gardens at Glennfield have not been touched since the home was built over seven years ago. The soil is poor, the shrubs are old and woody and the whole area lets down the front of the home.


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“It’s been a big job, but now we’re beginning to see the end of it. We’re hoping to put together a seating area and woodland patch.

“I’ve already planted some bluebells and we’re going to have a fairy area for the children as it’s a nice place for them to go when mum or dad suggests visiting a relative.

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“Hopefully it will give them a happy memory.”

Mrs Scott added that the ‘big dig’ is a good way to keep fit and the area regularly attracts a lot of wildlife, robbins, squirrels and sometimes deer.

The ‘big dig’, which includes a buffet lunch to all who come and help, continues tomorrow from 9.30am until 3.30pm For more information about getting involved call Amanda Scott on 01945 581141.

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