22nd December 2016
More than 60 people took part in a free festive community event at the Wellesley Woodlands this week, learning how to make their own Christmas decorations from natural materials.
Hosted by rangers from the Blackwater Valley Community Partnership, who manage the site on behalf of the Land Trust and Wellesley development managers, Grainger plc, the session helped everyone share in the spirit of the season.
Using plants such as holly, ivy and fern, people of all ages got crafty, with some fantastic results.
Carla Norton, Community Development Manager at Grainger plc for Wellesley, said: “Monday’s Christmas Wreath Making Event in the Wellesley Woodlands was a great success – there was a real community spirit and it was lovely to see so many families coming out into the woodlands and taking part in the free festive activity.”
Laura Keighley, Assistant Countryside Ranger at Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership, said: “This was our first time holding this event and we were all really pleased to see how many people came out to join us, including those who had never tried their hand at wreath making before.”
Victoria Webbon, Estate Manager for the Land Trust, added: “It’s wonderful to see how our natural spaces can bring communities together like this and we look forward to a full and exciting programme of activities in 2017 at Wellesley Woodlands.”
To find out more about Wellesley Woodlands and upcoming events, visit: www.thelandtrust.org.uk/space/wellesley-woodlands/ or www.facebook.com/wellesleyhampshire/
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