Our Social Enterprise projects continue to evolve as we head towards the end of the year.
November is the month which includes National Tree Week. It’s the best time to plant bare root stock and we’ve taken advice on this and delayed any planting before now despite the eagerness with which we (I!) wanted to do it.
In November we planted our first 4 trees at the Shinfield Primary School. It was delightful! I was invited in to the assembly and was sung ‘Thank you for the trees‘!. We then met Mark Stewart from Mark Stewart Landscaping who very kindly donated his time to plant them in properly for us.
We’ve donated and planted:
Prunus Serrulata Shimidsu (ornamental cherry). One of the best for Spring blossom. It has a spreading habit and also has stunning autumn foliage.
A plum tree to replace one that represented a class name. It got broken a few years ago and never recovered.
A pear tree for the kitchen garden. Williams Bon Chretien, a half standard. It originates from Berkshire in the 18th Century – how very appropriate!
Catalpa Bignoniodes Aurea. A tree that does well on chalk, has a broad habit and is a fast grower.
So with these all in place we had a ceremonial photo with the year 1 School Council members!
I’m really looking forward to see how these go!
I now have more full bags of trainers on my step. Another 6 bags to be collected before Christmas. It’s been quite amazing how many shoes we’ve collected. Thank you all so much!
Especially I want to thank Ellie Gosling from Barnes Fitness who collected old running shoes at the end of the Mapledurham 10 on Sunday 1 December. A great haul!
Also in November we purchased our first trees in recognition of our new members of our 6 Week Feel Good Challenge programme. We donate a portion of the programme fee towards tree purchases anywhere in the country.
Two trees were purchased and planted in Berkshire.
And subsequently 27 trees were purchased and planted in Hampshire on the back of our #OptOutside anti-Black Friday effort.
Apart from shoe collections and one more litter pick on 15 December, I think we’re done now for 2019. It’s been a pretty exciting start to our new way of trading, thank you for all your support.
FastTrack Fit Camp is an outdoor fitness business with the focus on improving people on the inside so they feel good on the outside. In 2019 FastTrack Fit Camp became a Social Enterprise in Wokingham and committed to distribute a minimum of 50% of profits back to community environmental projects each year with the goal of helping our local citizens feel good whilst being outside too.