WORKPAYS AND THE COVENTRY COMMUNITY CENTRE HOST A TREE PLANTING EVENT WITH THE LORD MAYOR
The Coventry Community Centre, with assistance from Workpays, has organised an event for the Lord Mayor to plant a tree in honour of King Charles.
Local residents from the community were invited to see the Lord Mayor and Mayoress of Coventry plant a crab apple tree. This tree was chosen as they do not grow very big and has beautiful spring blossoms, as well as colourful fruit.
It was decided that a tree would be planted in King Charles’ honour, as he strives to be eco-friendly. We want to encourage our local community to garden and look after the wildlife across Coventry and its surrounding areas.
Following the tree planting, all attendees, including the Lord Mayor and Mayoress enjoyed various cakes and sandwiches which had been prepared by the Community Centre Committee, as well as Workpays staff. Shannon Prew, Operations Manager for Coventry, is a committee member and consistently contributes to the centre’s maintenance.
She said: ‘’The community centre benefits people within the local community by hosting events that bring everyone together.
‘’The tree-planting event is a prime example of how the centre regularly offers free hot and cold drinks, as well as food, whilst encouraging locals to chat and make new friends.’’
The Lord Mayor thoroughly enjoyed the event, stating just how important activities at the community centre are.
He said: ‘’To gather as a community to celebrate our new King is fantastic, and by planting a tree, we can remember this for years to come.
‘’Events at the community centre bring people together from various backgrounds, which improves communication amongst locals and encourages everyone to open up to more conversations.
‘’Thank you to Workpays and the Coventry Community Centre for hosting an amazing afternoon.’’
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