Office team take on environmental challenge

Staff from an accountancy firm swapped their suits and ties for gardening gear as they put in a shift at Fosse Meadows Nature Area in Sharnford.

The 15 volunteers from KPMG East Midlands worked with Blaby District Council’s countryside officer to take out 355 metres of old fencing and netting to allow easier access to growing woodland.

The exercise was set up through Leicestershire Cares, an organisation that co-ordinates businesses who want to help with local community projects, often through staff time and volunteering.

Craig Parkin, director at KPMG said:

“When you’re used to sitting in an office all day it’s great to get outside and put in some elbow grease while doing something positive for the environment.

“Everyone seems to enjoy working in the community and taking part in a real team effort.”

Businesses and organisations who want to find out more about working with Leicestershire Cares should email or call 0116 275 6490.

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