Axe Valley Men's Shed volunteers receive a thank you

Volunteers from our Batts Combe and Whatley quarries received a big ‘thank you’ from Axe Valley Men’s Shed for helping to create a new garden and growing area at its Shortlands plot on the edge of Axbridge. 

Our team spent more than 40 hours over a week helping the organisation with ground clearance, digging pipe trenches and the creation of a wildlife pond. They also helped with clearing items from the group’s Old Station home and arranging for them to be sold for the benefit of the charity. 

Michelle Beasley, Area Clerk Operations for the South West, who helped coordinate the volunteers, as well as the arranging for the use of some helpful digging machinery at Shortlands, said: “It’s been great to see Axe Valley Men’s Shed grow its community and we were thrilled to be able to help them again by rolling our sleeves up. 
“Mental health is very important to Heidelberg Materials, so it is lovely to see how Shortlands will allow people to connect with one another in a garden setting.”    

The two-acre plot will provide the charity with a space for both a growing area and a garden and it has plans to create a sensory garden as well. 

Andy Laken from Axe Valley Men’s Shed said: “The aim of this project is to create another place for people to gather and engage in outdoor activities and we are very grateful to the Heidelberg Materials team for its ongoing support and for helping to make our dream a reality.”