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L&G cares for the country

Legal & General staff have been getting their hands dirty working on a community project.

Thirty staff from the Birmingham insurance division have been helping to create an outdoor wildlife learning centre at the Ackers Trust. The trust works to help provide community areas for disadvantaged families from multicultural backgrounds. It is set in 80 acres of overgrown countryside, which the volunteers are working to clear.

L&G staff have been helping to transform the overgrown pond area (pictured right) into a wildlife garden alongside the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers.

The initiative is being undertaken with Birmingham Cares, a group which encourages Birmingham companies to send their employees into the community as volunteers to help disadvantaged families.

L&G operations manager Julia Smith says: “We have been involved in many community support initiatives over the years so I was expecting a good response but the needs of the Ackers Trust obviously struck a chord as we quickly filled the available places and now have a waiting list of staff prepared to help.”

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