A blooming marvellous partnership

Colleagues from the Co-op in Northumberland have joined forces with Northumberland Wildlife Trust to plant hundreds of bulbs on its East Chevington nature reserve.

Monday, 31st May 2021, 2:05 pm
From left, Ella Riches, Co-op member pioneer at Morpeth; Tammy Robson, Co-op store manager at Belford with her grandson Max; Christine Hardy, Co-op member pioneer for Amble and Hadston; Ceri Finn, Co-op member pioneer co-ordinator for Northumberland.

The activity, which formed part of the trust’s Catch My Drift project, saw around 500 English bluebells planted in the reserve close to Druridge Bay Country Park and the coastal cycle route.

Colleagues and their families from Co-op’s food stores and funeralcare homes in Morpeth, Amble, Hadston and Belford took part. This was an example of Northumberland Wildlife Trust’s restoration of woodland habitats at some of its sites.

Christine Hardy, the Co-op member pioneer who helped to organise the Co-op’s involvement, said: “As well as a fantastic sight for visitors, the flowers will benefit local biodiversity.”