National Trust Wardens available for volunteering

NATIONAL Trust Wardens are celebrating the Leap Year by volunteering their skills for a good cause on Wednesday, February 29.

But they need your help to find a community project to lend a hand to for the day. They are looking for projects which could benefit from their time and skills.

As part of the scheme, called Take a Local Leap, wardens give their time, even take a land rover, spades, rakes, loppers and perhaps the chain saws.

South Downs National Trust wardens want to use the time that they would normally be at work, by helping the community which could involve making over a community garden, clearing up a beach, painting a fence or even sprucing up a vegetable garden.

Visitor enjoyment project manager for the South Downs Karen Whittaker, said: “We are really pleased that we have been given this day to go out into our local community to help with a project.

“We look after over 6,000 hectares of beautiful land on the South Downs and rely on volunteers to help us and this is our chance to give a little back.”

If you can think of a project for the National Trust wardens team, contact Karen on 01273 857712, or

The National Trust is a charity which protects historic buildings and important landscapes.

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