Lodge residents in wildlife pond boost

Some of the volunteers. Photo supplied.
Some of the volunteers. Photo supplied.

Residents and staff from Witham Lodge, the Salvation Army Hostel, spent two days digging a wildlife pond recently to help out with the eco work of local school children.

The eager volunteers carried out the eco-friendly project in a bid to help support the work of The Eco Committee, which is made up of pupils at Wainfleet Hall - the boarding house for Skegness Grammar School.

The pond was the culmination of a significant amount of support for the pupils from various community groups in the area.

John Nuttall, Head of Boarding, said: “It is heartening to see how many local groups and individuals have stepped forward to support a group of teenagers!

“Skegness Rotary are regular visitors to the Hall, and have helped to secure significant grants from local councillors, Sid Dennis and Carl Macey.

“We are now able to build raised beds and purchase plants, pond liners and also a wormery.

“We were struggling to do the large amount digging required for a large wildlife pond, which is when Witham Lodge stepped in to support us.

“We are very grateful. Everyone has worked so hard, and I know the end result will be great,” he added.

If anyone has any pond and marginal plants they can spare, contact Pam Howes at Skegness Grammar School on 01754 610000.

The school says any such donations will be gratefully received.