adi Apprentices Make A Beeline For A Better Future
Engineering apprentices from Kings Norton-based adi Group are helping the Forest of Hearts charity to create a new woodland area in Warwickshire.
On Friday 1st December, four apprentices visited Honeybee Wood in Stratford-upon-Avon to assist other volunteers in planting 1,000 trees in just one day. They were in good company as actor David Bradley, best known for his role as Argus Filch in the Harry Potter film series, also showed up to lend a helping hand.
Honeybee Wood will become an area of natural beauty, home to 12 beehives with more than 400,000 bees. The aim is to create a haven for wildlife and biodiversity which can be enjoyed by both locals and visitors from across the UK.
The next stage of the project is to build two geodesic domes which will function as outdoor classrooms where local community groups, charities, schools and corporate groups can learn about the importance of bees to pollination and the environment.
Lorna Quigley, adi Group HR & CSR Manager, commented: “We are really pleased to be involved in such a fantastic project. As a business we understand the importance of sustainability and preserving the natural environment, so we wanted to assist in any way possible.
Carole Longden at Forest of Hearts said: “Thank you to all of our volunteers and sponsors, including adi Group. Without your help, we wouldn’t have been able to achieve the mammoth task of planting 1,000 trees in just one day. Now we are one step closer to creating a beautiful woodland space for bees and wildlife to thrive.”
For more information on a Forest of Hearts visit www.forestofhearts.com.BACK TO ARTICLES