On Sunday, 26th and Monday, 27th November, Magpas Air Ambulance is calling on the community to help plant over 2,000 trees at the site of our new airbase and headquarters in Alconbury Weald.
The new trees will help to complement the bespoke building, which has been designed to minimize its impact on the environment, as well as enhancing and improving the existing planting on site and across the wider Alconbury Weald development.
The two planting days take place within National Tree Week (25th November-3rd December) and with help from local residents and organisations, the new trees will not only help offset the charity’s carbon footprint and improve our contribution to the environment, they will also create a calm and natural surrounding for both patients and clinicians.
But we can’t do it without you!
We anticipate it could be muddy and cold so please bring along suitable outdoor clothing and a change of shoes. If you have gardening gloves and a spade or trowel etc., please also bring these with you.
We have a range of small trees, hedges, and plants that all need homes. We will provide you with a briefing and all the support you need on the day to have an amazing time.
We hope that you will spend up to an hour with us planting on our grounds, during your two-hour slot you will be welcomed, receive a briefing and afterwards have the opportunity to come in for a hot drink and find out more about our service.
You are welcome to come into our visitor centre sooner if you like. If you want to stay longer, please book consecutive sessions.
Due to the nature of the terrain, our session for under 10’s is in a more accessible area and therefore we advise booking your whole family onto the under 10’s slot to get the most enjoyment from your session.
We have identified some accessible areas for planting, we welcome you to come along with family or friends to plant a space together or we will have staff members on hand to help where required. Please note we are a 24/7 operational base and may have activations whilst you are on site, which may be triggering for some people.
Unfortunately, as we are a 24/7 operational base, we ask that a 2:1 child-to-adult ratio is maintained. For health and safety, you are responsible for your child(ren) at all times.
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