It has been a busy few weeks here at Mudchute, with lots of new projects forging ahead with the help of our corporate volunteer groups. Over the past two weeks we have hosted groups from AIG, Morgan Stanley, Blackrock, Barclays and Societe Generale (via East End Community).
AIG, Morgan Stanley and Society Generale helped us with new fencing for the riding arena and to create a new pony paddock opposite our riding arena, as well as helping to clear some of our many paths of the brambles and nettles which grow so quickly at this time of year. Our stables team are looking forward to being able to turn the ponies out in the new paddock. It’s proximity to the stables and riding arena mean they can also keep an eye on them to prevent any mischief!
Work has also been continuing on our community orchard thanks to volunteers as well, with a group from Barclays helping to weed around the young trees and removing some of the protective mesh now that they are becoming more established. The trees are coming along well and should continue to take shape over the coming months.
We have also begun work on a new custom cow shed. Groups from Morgan Stanley and Blackrock got stuck in preparing the foundation of the new shed, including lots of hard graft shifting aggregate! We will be continuing to work on this in the coming weeks, setting the foundation and constructing the shelter itself.
Thank you to all of our staff and volunteers and the groups who helped us get these projects underway. As a small local charity, these projects are only possible thanks to your hard graft and continued support. Could you and your team help? You can find out more about our corporate volunteering programme on our website.