NORTHWOOD HOUSE VOLUNTEERS GRATEFUL FOR WIGHT AID DONATION

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Wight Aid has presented Northwood House with a cheque for £358.18 to fund cordless gardening equipment for Park volunteers.

The 20 acres of parkland surrounding Northwood House is maintained by a dedicated team of volunteers who toil throughout the year maintaining hedges, shrubs, trees, borders and planters on the estate.

The park is open to the local community and visitors all year round. Gentle paved paths cross the lawns with plentiful benches for visitors to sit and enjoy the stunning views across the Solent and wonderful specimen trees from the estate’s origins as a Victorian Pleasure Park. Tennis Courts, Bowls Green and the Children’s Playground provide facilities for more energetic activity

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.The park volunteers keep the paths clear, the shrubs in check and the borders in bloom.  The cordless hedge trimmer, strimmer and leaf blower funded by Wight Aid has made the volunteers work much easier, and has brought a big smile to their faces!

Dr John Pollard, one of the directors of Northwood House Charitable Trust Co Ltd., says:

“We are very grateful to Wight Aid for their grant. The team have relied on motley collection of donated equipment are delighted with these lighter more eco-friendly tools.”

To join the park volunteers and help keep the grounds in top condition for residents and visitors to enjoy, please contact Northwood House office.

John Pollard added:

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“To find out more come along to our Volunteers coffee morning on Saturday 4th April in The Stables (known locally as the community hall).  Coffee, Tea and very nice cakes will be available from 10:30 to 12:00.”

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Az-Azi-Zah
Az-Azi-Zah
10 months ago

We always have had cordless equipment in the garden and the home.

Likely modern women may have forgotten such, but it was called a broom, a dish cloth, a bucket and mop and dust pan and brush. Such never used batteries but something called effort, and whilst their nails may not have been so long, and faces so orange, they were often less chubby and unfit.

Men doing the garden used push mowers, a prong and spade, along with shears, and rakes, and bent their backs.

Golly
Golly
Reply to  Az-Azi-Zah
10 months ago

Shut up!

Carer86
Carer86
Reply to  Az-Azi-Zah
10 months ago

I thought cave men had gone extinct and thankfully modern women won’t put up with crap coming from someone who is probably into there 50s and still living with mummy !

Carer86
Carer86
Reply to  Az-Azi-Zah
10 months ago

I thought cavemen had gone extinct and thankfully modern women won’t put up with rubbish coming from someone who is probably into there 50s and still living with mummy !

Az-Azi-Zah
Az-Azi-Zah
Reply to  Carer86
10 months ago

Yes, Modern women, receiving child tax credits, rent and c tax all paid for, along with family allowance has ‘given’ the women more freedom.

Hardly ‘self survival’ though is it, sponging charity off the ‘many’ rather than just ‘one’.

Carer86
Carer86
Reply to  Az-Azi-Zah
10 months ago

I think charity is a wonderful whether that be to these lovely volunteers who care for the grounds at Northwood house or for family’s that need extra help which as a country we pay taxes for.. don’t like it mate move somewhere that doesn’t have taxes that go to families or the ederly or the vounrable

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