Gresty Street Community Allotments receive a helping hand!

EE is one of the UK’s largest subscription businesses, serving 25 million customers, backed by the UK’s fastest mobile network, and offering superfast connections in more places than any other mobile provider. EE are part of the BTGroup, whose products, services, networks and people are at the heart of the communities they operate in and help bring them together. Building and preserving relationships with all the communities they serve isn’t just core to their commercial success. It’s also key to the way they operate as a responsible and sustainable business. 
As part of their dedication to their communities, EE and BT encourage their staff to partake in volunteering. This is where we come in! We offer a free CSR Brokerage, helping companies find their perfect match within the VCSE sector.  
Carl, one of the Team Leaders, reached out to our Projects Team to find something where his team could make a real difference. It was decided that Gresty Street Community Allotments was the best fit! They are a self-managed community allotment site. They are currently overhauling their site to be able to support the local community with gardening education, and well-being and becoming more self-efficient with food waste and biodiversity.   

The project soon came around, and Carl and his Team worked tirelessly to clear an incredible overgrown area of the allotment. They worked as part of a team to strip back the overgrown weeds, unruly trees and other bits of rubbish that had weaved its way into the weeds.

You could see a real difference that the team achieved in a day! Once the plot of land was clear, they were able to line it so that the allotment group could keep on top of the weeds ready to transform the area in Spring.

Check out the video below to see how the day went!

Quote from Gresty Street Allotment:

“When the team came for the day, they all worked extremely, hard in clearing the miniature plot area, they were so friendly and enthusiastic and were an absolute delight to have on site. The work meant that we could offer a plot the following weekend to someone in our community. We have a lot of additional projects this year and we are looking forward to really starting to make a difference for the community.”

Quotes from EE Staff:

“It was amazing to come out to help the local community and give back, especially for such a meaningful cause, sustainability and biodiversity are at the forefront of everyone’s minds at the moment as we move towards a greener future, so helping out for a cause like this really means a lot.”

“Having the opportunity to step out of the office for a day and have the time to work on helping our community was great, we have done 6 months of work in one day and we couldn’t be more thankful for the opportunity.”

“We really enjoyed meeting the team at the allotments and with hard graft we’re really stunned with the difference we have helped to create; I know we’re all absolutely buzzing to come back soon and volunteer some more.”

“A really hard days work done by all involved but thoroughly enjoyed it.  What a team we were. It was great to see what we achieved in a day.”