Volunteers in Ripon enjoy fruit of their labour

Ripon volunteers (s)
Ripon volunteers (s)

Staff from the North Yorkshire office of BE Group volunteered at Ripon’s Walled Garden Project last Friday to help the charity harvest their apple crop.

The charity also planted tulips and cleared paths in the 200-year-old orchard.

The team of nine from the business support company, whose head office is in County Durham, enjoyed the day and were really impressed with the horticultural enterprise that offers work and training to adults with learning or physical disabilities.

The team who currently work on the Superfast North Yorkshire fibre broadband roll-out project are headed up by Project Director, Tracey Watson, who said, “It was great to get out of the office and get some fresh air and we really felt we’d achieved something by the end of the day.

“We can’t wait to return in the spring to see the tulips we planted and we would like to encourage visitors to the Garden’s Apple and Open day which takes place this Saturday, October 18 to go along and see what a wonderful place this garden project is.”

There will be an opportunity to buy apples or take your own apples along to get them juiced.

There will also be some autumn flowering plants available to buy and the opportunity to sample the newly created Walled Garden Café which The Mayor and Mayoress of Ripon will open to the public on the same day.

The Open Day runs from 10am to 4pm and the Café will be officially opened at 11am.