Volunteers from Barclays Wealth & Investment Management, the Jersey Sea Cadets, Jersey Field Squadron and the National Trust were recently joined by three Royal Navy personnel from HMS Vengeance for a community project at Fern Valley.
The volunteers helped to dismantle and replace the boardwalks and clear the footpath at the entrance to the National Trust Jersey site over two days.
The Navy’s involvement with this local project brings together the parties involved in this year’s Barclays Jersey Boat show which is forming part of the celebratory activities and events to mark the 350th anniversary of the Royal Marines.
“It was fantastic to receive assistance from the volunteers at Barclays, the Jersey Sea Cadets, the Jersey Field Squadron and the Royal Navy to help reinstate some badly damaged board walks in Fern Valley,” said Jon Parkes, Land Manager for the National Trust Jersey.
“The area is used and enjoyed by many members of the public so we’re extremely grateful to all the volunteers for giving up their time to help spruce up the area ready for the summer months.”
“Jersey has a strong relationship with the Royal Navy and with the Barclays Jersey Boat Show fast approaching it’s great that some of the crew from HMS Vengeance have been able to travel here and assist us with this local community project,” said Paul Savery, Managing Director, Barclays Intermediaries.
“This was a great opportunity to get these groups together in the run up to the Barclays Jersey Boat Show and to help the National Trust to make this project happen. I’d personally like to say a big thank you to all the volunteers.”