Hospitality Staff Plant Hedgerows for National Trust Campaign

Lee Madden, Managing Director of GR8, said: “We are big believers in giving back to the community, we wanted tohelp improve biodiversity and provide employment for people in a sector that has been devastated by the pandemic. We have a strong partnership with the Jersey Hospitality Association, working with them since the start of the crisis to find jobs for staff who cannot work due toCOVID-19 restrictions.We saw this short-term project as an ideal way to support hospitality while it is shutdown and to contribute to the Island’s goal to tackle climate change”

The team of five is working with Proiect Co-ordinator, Conrad Evans to plant 4,500 whip sized plants measuring 40-60cm including some trees.The focus area is between Victoria Village through Maufant to Queen’s Valley to the north and La Hougue Bie to the south. This will provide habitat and help to support and protect many species of wildlife.

“As a charity, we rely heavily on the generosity of our members and benefactors and this help from GR8 will also go along way towards securing the success of this project.” – Charles Alluto, Chief Executive of the National Trust for Jersey

Charles Alluto. Chief Executive of the National Trust f o rJersey. said: “During the last twelve months we have been absolutely delighted by the growing public support for this project icluding many generous donations. However having had to pause the protect because the agricultural industry needed all available staff. We were absolutely delighted to receive support from GR8and the hospitality industry. To help us plant more hedgerow well in excess of our original goal. As a charity we rely heavily on the generositv of our members and benefactors and this help from GR8 will also go along way towards securing the success of this proiect.”

Simon Soar, Chief Executive of theJersey Hospitality Association, added: “It has been a difficult year for many businesses, but with the support of Lee and his team at GR8, we have been able to find alternative work for staff that have been furloughed. It is really important that we retain as many of our skilled employees who have for years provided exceptional service to visitors and Islanders.I’m really pleased that we have been able to work together on this and a number of other initiatives to ensure we retain our people so they are ready once we open our doors once again.*

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