Last Friday, some of the Balloon Flights team put their gardening, landscaping and digging skills to the test when they volunteered their time to help create a memorial for World War One soldiers at Ludford Park Meadow of Remembrance in Shropshire.

Lynsay, Shaun, Ben and Louise, all members of staff at our Telford HQ, dusted off their shovels and spades for the second round of volunteering for our ‘Love our Landscape’ campaign, in which one of our ten promises is to provide 100 hours of staff volunteering on landscape projects.

Waterproofs and sun cream in hand (after all, can we ever rely on the British weather?!), the day involved installing a 4-metre pathway and wildflower bed, both tasks which weren’t as straightforward as they initially seemed. For the pathway, the ground had to be levelled, weed proof netting had to be put in place and heaps of gravel needed to be shovelled and it didn’t stop there! Preparing the wildflower bed included digging over the soil and getting rid of any weeds & unwanted stones.

Although there was a great deal of hard work involved, the volunteers have helped create a wonderful habitat for wildlife as well as building a memorial for the community of Ludford which commemorates the men who found in World War One.

Well done to everyone involved!

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