Sunday, 30 November 2008

Youth Service at Marsh Farm

PRESS RELEASE Youth brave the cold to serve at Marsh Farm

[Chelmsford, Essex – 22nd Nov 2008] Over 50 youth aged between 12-17 braved the chill and volunteered their Saturday morning to work at Marsh Farm ( as part of the clean up team in the “Pledge a Hedge” youth initiative.

Marsh Farm had been in need of manpower to help with the project which they had started earlier in the year. Jimmy Allen, Area Manager for Essex County Parks requested help with "...some hedgerows that needed planting, the ideal physical job for a group of teenagers. One section is approx 200m long and needs 600 plants putting in!"

The teenagers from the Chelmsford, Maldon, Colchester & Witham areas (all members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints - were happy to offer their time and helping hands to hours of digging trenches, clearing dirt and debris, as part of a service commitment to their community.

Youth leader Emma Fagg commented, “It was wonderful to see our youth getting stuck into some real physical tasks to help the Marsh Farm project. There was a real team spirit on the day amongst the youth and leaders, and we were grateful for the opportunity to offer our time in such a worthwhile environmental cause.”