24 October 2016

Taylor Made for Deadwater Valley!

A day’s volunteering took place on Thursday 20th October with a team of volunteers from Taylor Made Financial Planning.  They took time out of their busy schedules to help clear an area of woodland at the Deadwater Valley Trust. Their task was to help with the woodland management by clearing rhododendrons helping to allow light to the woodland floor.


Taylor Made Financial Planning has offices in Claygate and Thruxton with a core purpose of providing financial expertise and planning to both individuals and businesses. The day’s volunteering was a great way to get colleagues together while making a difference to local communities.

Adrian Taylor, partner at Taylor Made Financial Planning says “we’ve had a fantastic day helping the Deadwater Valley Trust keep on top of its woodland management. The team worked hard and were strong the whole way through. This was a great project for us as this location is in the middle of both our offices and something we could do together as a team. It is good for us to help others in the community, it’s been a rewarding experience and we hope to be back again.”

Deadwater Valley Trust has been operating for over 25 years and looks after the woodland area surrounding Bordon Town.  Senior countryside ranger Jamie Cummins says ”it’s great that Taylor Made Financial Planning have come from such a long way to work on enhancing the local nature reserve. Without volunteers’ help the woodland management programme wouldn’t be completed every year, so with this extra help we can improve the native species population by removing invasive rhododendrons, and keeping the paths clear for the community to enjoy.”

Community First organised the event as part of our Employee Volunteering Scheme.  If you are a business and would like to take part in a similar event contact Rachel Taylor – Rachel.Taylor@cfirst.org.uk or telephone 0300 500 8085 ext 9724.

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