Dandara Has Been Bee-sy Supporting Nature with Donations to Local Groups

To celebrate National Gardening Week and World Bee Day, Dandara has donated 34 bee hotels, 29 seed bomb kits, and 10 gardening equipment kits. This initiative is part of Dandara’s campaign to promote nature and educate the public about the importance of biodiversity.

The donations were made to community groups and schools across the UK, including Scotland, Wales, and England. Committed to supporting the areas where they build, Dandara's campaign for Gardening Week and World Bee Day saw a number of organisations participating in garden improvements and providing safe homes for bees.

Naomi Burrell, Head of Marketing at Dandara, commented: “We're continuously seeking new ways to enhance biodiversity in the areas where we build which is why we chose to donate to local schools, care homes, girl guides and nurseries during National Gardening Week and World Bee Day. It's been fantastic to witness people of all ages planting wildflowers and making a conscious effort to protect bees.

“The donations have provided a number of benefits across communities, with individuals of all ages actively engaging in understanding the significance of biodiversity and looking after our environment. At Dandara, we're dedicated to contributing to local communities and supporting them however we can, so being able to assist a diverse range of groups in this campaign was really exciting.

“The campaign has been a great success, with all groups noting the donations' significant impact in motivating people to utilise their gardens and outdoor spaces to benefit the environment and local community.”

Ben Maynard, Customer Relationship Manager at Bentley Grange said: “The staff here at Bentley Grange were elated to receive gardening equipment and bee hotels for our residents to use in our gardens, just before the care home opening. The significance of connecting with nature cannot be overstated, especially with the summer months approaching. We're eager to offer our residents the chance to spend lots of time outdoors and get involved in a meaningful activity.” 

Jackie Candice, Forest Lead at Notley Green Primary School added: “Our pupils are very excited to install and look after the new bee hotels, and we’re hopeful we will see them used this summer by some new visitors. We’d like to thank Dandara for the donation, and the great opportunity to learn more about the vital work bees perform.” 

Jane Solloway, Division Commissioner at Milton Keynes Girlguiding, said: "Dandara’s support not only enriches our Girl Guiding group but nurtures our commitment to serving the community. We’re looking forward to getting our hands dirty and planting, helping us on our journey towards achieving our nature and gardening badges!”

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