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Volunteers help the juice to flow on Apple Day

A team of volunteers was behind the apple juice which was flowing at Apple Day in Tewin Orchard, last weekend.

From Press releases - 12 October 2016 12:00 AM

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A team of volunteers was behind the apple juice which was flowing at Apple Day in Tewin Orchard, last weekend.

A 12-strong group of helpers from UK Power Networks spent the day at the nature-spot in Welwyn, picking the lion’s share of the apples which were pressed into juice for thirsty families on Sunday.

The volunteers took time off from work to do the job in aid of Apple Day, organised by the Hertfordshire and Middlesex Wildlife Trust.They used poles to reach the juiciest apples high up in the trees, located out of arm’s reach.

UK Power Networks delivers electricity to eight million customers in the South East, East Anglia and London, via a vast network of cables and substations.
Connections manager Philip Mather was among the volunteers who took part in the picking for Apple Day.

“It’s very rewarding to have helped out the local community and to assist the Wildlife Trust, which maintains this habitat in its very pleasant state for wildlife,” he said.

“We made sure we collected the juicy apples at the top of trees by using poles to pluck them from branches. We were lucky to have great weather for the job and everyone enjoyed helping out for Apple Day.”

Last year, employees at UK Power Networks carried out more than 5,000 hours of voluntary work for community organisations and charities.