Volunteers enjoy the good life

Volunteers from Halifax Bank assisting Incredible Edible Todmorden with planting projects on Burnley Road, Todmorden
Volunteers from Halifax Bank assisting Incredible Edible Todmorden with planting projects on Burnley Road, Todmorden

A group of bank volunteers swapped financial transactions for horticultural tasks as they helped a community group with a special project.

As part of the “Give and Gain” scheme run by Calderdale Business in the Community, eight members of staff from Halifax Bank visited Incredible Edible Todmorden (IET) to help the group with its herb garden project on Burnley Road, opposite Centre Vale Park.

They dug over, weeded out and completely refurbished the central beds in the herb garden.

Jenny Coleman, from IET, said: “They worked incredibly hard and left the beds looking so much better.

“We did hear a couple of comments about how nice it was to get time in the open air away from their desks and computers, so we hope that they enjoyed their morning as much as the herb beds did. Thank you to all who came.

“Thank you also to the Halifax Bank for supporting the scheme with volunteer labour and also with a small grant which allowed us to purchase some new herb plants and some soil.”