18 Dec 2023
Spitfire Homes staff volunteer to breathe new life into community woodland in Wolston
A group of volunteers from Spitfire Homes and parent company IM Properties showed their support for local residents in Wolston, Warwickshire, by transforming a previously disused community woodland into a new nature walk.
Alongside other members of the Wolston Conversation Group, employees donned their gardening gloves and helped to clear weeds and undergrowth to create a pathway and make the area more usable for residents.
The space now offers residents of the Warwickshire village a peaceful and scenic spot near the local church and village school.
Each Spitfire Homes employee is entitled to two paid volunteering days each year, to support projects within the communities where the business operates. This forms part of our Sustainable Futures strategy, which is operated alongside parent company IM Properties.
Amy Clayton, Quantity Surveyor at Spitfire Homes, said:
“It was great to be involved in the volunteering day at Wolston and I found it a really rewarding experience to give something back to the local community. One of the reasons I joined Spitfire is because it is a responsible housebuilder that’s not just committed to creating sustainable communities, but also cares about improving the areas it operates in.
The new nature walk is located near to the village church and is a great spot for residents in Wolston so we hope it gets put to good use by locals over the Christmas break.“
Kerry Amory, Social Value Manager at IM Properties, said:
“Our Sustainable Futures framework enables us to use our experience to deliver better value, build stronger relationships and leave a beneficial legacy in the communities where we work.
Our employees have really bought into this and have been getting involved in various opportunities across the Midlands to help schools, community groups, and other social value partners that we support.
“Being able to improve the woodland area in Wolston has given everyone a great sense of pride and highlights how our projects and investments can be used as a force for good. We’re actively looking for other volunteering opportunities in the area and would encourage local organisations to get in touch.”
If you are aware of any community projects that need support or any further volunteering opportunities, Spitfire Homes would be pleased to help. For more information, please contact us: