Just Turn Up and support The Zenana Group’s community garden!

 In Community, News

Just Turn Up Days are an opportunity for volunteers, experienced or a beginner, to simply turn up and lend a hand to a project in the community. It is a great, hassle-free way to volunteer your time, whilst gaining an insight into what volunteering involves. ELBA will be holding its next Just Turn Up Day with the Zenana Group on Friday 20th March.

The Zenana Group was formed by a group of women from an estate near Mile End. They originally came together to offer each other advice and guidance but have expanded their services to offer a range of activities for their local community including inspiring workshops, advice and support for families, social activities for older people and informal IT classes.

They recently identified a small piece of neglected land in their neighbourhood that they would like to transform into a community garden. This will provide a space for residents that don’t have their own garden to enjoy the many benefits of gardening. The Zenana Group take pride in their local area and by transforming the land, they hope to inspire others to do the same.

The Zenana Group is looking for a small team of volunteers to help begin the process by clearing the land, cutting back overgrown areas and planting some new plants.This is a great opportunity to get out of the office, volunteer in the community and get your hands dirty. You don’t need to be an expert gardener – just bring yourself and your enthusiasm!

Interested? If you’d like to sign up or have any questions about the Just Turn Up Day, you can contact Ada Ezeji at adaeze.ezeji@elba-1.org.uk or 020 7068 6960. To confirm your place, please RSVP ASAP!

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