Blooming great! Volunteers plant 5,000 daffodils in Sele Farm
07 December 2022
Volunteers from Network Homes braved the cold on Wednesday 30 November to plant 5,000 daffodil bulbs around Sele Farm in Hertford. They spent the morning planting the bulbs just in time for them to grow into daffodils and bloom in spring to brighten up the local area.
Network Homes colleagues were joined by residents, and by Cllr Mary Brady, a councillor on Hertford Town Council and East Herts Council who was happy to muck in. Bulbs were funded from resident customers of the Sele Farm Co-op, which provided a community grant to Network’s Sele Community Hub.
The project contributed to our Giving Something Local scheme which sees us deliver a variety of activities to residents and communities ranging from gardening to IT drop-in sessions. Every employee of Network Homes gets up to two volunteer days per year in order to give back something back to residents and communities.
It was great to escape from the office for the day, get some fresh air and give a little something back in the process. By springtime Sele Farm should look fantastic when the daffodils bloom into life. Initiatives like this are so important for local communities and as a charitable organisation it demonstrates that our social purpose underpins everything we do.Justine Thompson, Network Homes Head of Business Performance and Improvement