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Volunteers help Canning Town residents with community growing project

09:56 21 May 2014

Staff from CEB gave up their day to help Canning Town residents grow vegetables as part of a community project

Staff from CEB gave up their day to help Canning Town residents grow vegetables as part of a community project

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A group of volunteers swapped computers and their mobiles for wheelbarows and shovels for a day to help build a garden for residents as part of a community growing scheme.

Lyn Brown MP with volunteers from CEB and charity TimeBank as they regenerate Core Landscapes, Canning Town, on  Global Impact Day.Lyn Brown MP with volunteers from CEB and charity TimeBank as they regenerate Core Landscapes, Canning Town, on Global Impact Day.

They were all staff from CEB, an advisory company which kicked-off its fourth annual Global Impact Day on Friday. Its aim was to bring skills-based expertise and manual labour to a range of organisations in 50 cities and 25 countries worldwide. As part of the annual day of service, the company closed its offices, giving staff the chance to volunteer in their communities.

The group of nearly 30 volunteers worked in Silvertown Way where they painted hoardings, mobile containers which are used to move projects from one venue to another and built a community growing garden to allow residents to grow vegetables locally and help them develop skills.

It was part of Core Landscapes, a community based horticultural project which, since 2010 has run an initiative called Growing PlacE16. This entails reclaiming and using wasteland for local communities, among all the redevelopment that is going on in the area.

In the UK, CEB has partnered with national volunteering charity TimeBank for the second year in a row, to coordinate projects for CEB employees throughout London.

West Ham MP Lyn Brown also visited the site to see the volunteers’ progress.

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