A day of volunteering and community connection

Sep 14 2023

In the wake of Jo Haywood’s inspiring volunteering day with Avon Needs Trees last week, the Skylark team continued their spirit of community engagement by dedicating an afternoon to support Alive at Carlton Road Allotments in Brentry.

Skylark Media and Alive

The global pandemic has undoubtedly impacted all of us in various ways, but it’s important to recognise that older individuals have borne a disproportionate burden of the hardships. For some older adults living with dementia, finding solace and connection has been particularly challenging. This is where Alive’s community allotment in North Bristol comes into play, offering not just a space for gardening but a place of respite and camaraderie.

During our visit, we witnessed firsthand the profound positive impact that gardening can have on an individual’s mental and physical well-being. The simple act of tending to the earth, nurturing plants, and enjoying the fresh air can work wonders for one’s overall health. We rolled up our sleeves to assist Alive at Carlton Road Allotments with essential day-to-day maintenance tasks such as weeding and composting.

By coming together and supporting organisations like Alive, we can continue to nurture our communities, promote mental and physical well-being, and spread awareness about the issues that matter most. In the end, volunteering is not just a “biggie” task—it is a profound opportunity to touch lives, build connections, and contribute to the betterment of our shared world. 🙌

Ezo Yildiz

Ezo is a Digital Marketing Assistant at Skylark Media.