Pear tree planting celebration in appreciation of students’ community work

A donation of two pear trees will be accepted and planted on Tuesday 10 July as a token of appreciation from a local community project involving Leeds University student volunteers.

Students from the University volunteered their time in March 2012 to work in local community projects such as The Growing Zone. This was part of the Leeds Enterprise Centre’s CSR in Action project, sponsored by Santander.

The Growing Zone is an allotment project for both adults and children with special needs. The students who volunteered helped out in the garden, potting plants and painting walls.

"The fact that fellow students and Associates from Grant Thornton and Santander joined forces, demonstrated our shared vision in benefiting our local community. This truly made the Growing Zone project a success."
Letetia King (LLB Law finalist)

As a thank you for this voluntary work, the Growing Zone have kindly donated two pear trees; one to the University and the other to Santander.

The donation and planting of the trees will take place:

On:  Tuesday 10 July
At:   1.00pm
In:   Area behind the Jerusalem Chapel, near The Edge sports centre

Staff and volunteers from The Growing Zone will be there to present the trees to staff from Santander and the Leeds Enterprise Centre.

Everyone is welcome to attend to celebrate the united work of the University with local community groups.

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