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Marks & Spencer staff have a bug impact at Gainsborough Adventure Playground

Pictured are Gregory Simpson, aged seven, Dolton Mclaggan, six, Macie O'Mara, seven, Alfie Grange Smith, six, Angus Mclaggan, nine, Fynn, seven, and Lissa Macfarlane from M&S.
Pictured are Gregory Simpson, aged seven, Dolton Mclaggan, six, Macie O'Mara, seven, Alfie Grange Smith, six, Angus Mclaggan, nine, Fynn, seven, and Lissa Macfarlane from M&S.

Volunteers dug deep and donated their time toward revitalising a nature area at Gainsborough Adventure Playground as part of a nationwide community drive.

Thousands of Marks & Spencer workers across the country have been taking part in a week-long volunteering drive.

Gainsborough Adventure Playground have a new nature garden and bug hotel thanks to the help from Marks and Spencer in the community project. Pictured is Alfie Grange Smith, six.

Gainsborough Adventure Playground have a new nature garden and bug hotel thanks to the help from Marks and Spencer in the community project. Pictured is Alfie Grange Smith, six.

Employees committed more than 40,000 hours to 685 local projects that make a difference to the communities they serve.

In Gainsborough, a team of eight helped create a new nature garden and bug hotel at Gainsborough Adventure Playground, the local store’s charity of the year.

The volunteers were Lissa Macfarlane, Amber Plumtree, Barbara McKnught, Lisa Bee, Luke Toyne, Charlie Hall, Robert Gardiner and Darcie Holiday.

Jonathan Springer, manager of the Marks & Spencer store at Gainsborough’s Marshall’s Yard shopping complex, said: “We’re really excited to be coming together as a team to support GAPA.

Gainsborough Adventure Playground have a new nature garden and bug hotel thanks to the help from Marks and Spencer in the community project. Pictured are Gregory Simpson, seven, and Dolton Mclaggan, six.

Gainsborough Adventure Playground have a new nature garden and bug hotel thanks to the help from Marks and Spencer in the community project. Pictured are Gregory Simpson, seven, and Dolton Mclaggan, six.

“Volunteering makes a profound difference to communities and we believe lots of small actions from lots of people creates a lasting impact to initiatives that do so much good in Gainsborough.”

In 2017, Marks & Spencer announced its new community commitments as part of PLAN A 2025, which includes supporting colleagues to deliver a million hours of volunteering time by 2025.

Since then, M&S has ramped up its support to the communities, aiming to bring people together to “create meaningful change where we live and work”.

Gainsborough Adventure Playground have a new nature garden and bug hotel thanks to the help from Marks and Spencer in the community project. Pictured is Angus Mclaggan, nine.

Gainsborough Adventure Playground have a new nature garden and bug hotel thanks to the help from Marks and Spencer in the community project. Pictured is Angus Mclaggan, nine.

Gainsborough Adventure Playground have a new nature garden and bug hotel thanks to the help from Marks and Spencer in the community project. Pictured is Macie O'Mara, seven.

Gainsborough Adventure Playground have a new nature garden and bug hotel thanks to the help from Marks and Spencer in the community project. Pictured is Macie O'Mara, seven.

A team of eight staff from Marks & Spencer in Gainsborough gave up their time.

A team of eight staff from Marks & Spencer in Gainsborough gave up their time.

A team of eight staff from Marks & Spencer in Gainsborough gave up their time.

A team of eight staff from Marks & Spencer in Gainsborough gave up their time.

Volunteers with the new bug hotel.

Volunteers with the new bug hotel.