12 September 2016

Volunteering For A Better Tomorrow

Volunteering For A Better Tomorrow – Lockheed Martin support local community project

pr-lmuk-billys-lake-120916-300x188A team of thirteen volunteers from Lockheed Martin UK, an advanced technology company with a base in Havant, spent the day cutting back an overgrown area at Billy’s Lake in Waterlooville.  As part of their volunteering programme and on-going commitment to supporting the local community the willing volunteers gave up their day off to coppice an overgrown area to make a better habitat for reptiles and invertebrates.

Ross Powlesland, Managing Director of Military Solutions at Lockheed Martin in Havant, comments “It’s heartening for me to be able to bring a team of volunteers who are giving their time and energy in order to protect and manage an area of natural habitat for the wildlife and the local community to enjoy.  We have been involved with Community First’s volunteering programme for the past three years and see it as an essential part of our commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility”.

The Billy’s Lake Project is managed by The Acorn Community Centre and works with local schools, colleges, probation, Job Centre, The About Turn Project and Off The Hook Fishing Club.  Project Coordinator John Welford said “I would like to thank Community First for organising the day and Lockheed Martin for sending a team of volunteers to support our project.  Without the help of volunteers the woodland area and lake would not be accessible for the local community to enjoy”.

If you would like to volunteer at Billy’s Lake go to Community First’s volunteering website – www.volunteerwessex.org.  Or if you are a business that would like to make a difference in your local community contact Janet Duggan – janet.duggan@cfirst.org.uk.


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