NATURE lovers braved high winds to plant more than 400 trees.
Southwick Neighbourhood Youth Project (SNYP) was joined by more than a dozen volunteers at Fulwell Quarry to plant 420 young trees, which were donated to the organisation by the Woodlands Trust.
The event, which took place on Saturday, was organised by SNYP youth link worker Julie Foster, as part of an continuing wildlife project at the site, which started last year.
“It’s important for young people to be involved in it,” she said. “They are learning about wildlife.
“We have had about a dozen families coming and going, and it’s nice because people are working together.”
The volunteers, who spent hours in the area just off Woolwhich Road, Witherwack, planted Birch trees, Hazel, Rowan, English Oak, Hawthorn and Blackthorn trees.
Sainsbury’s off Wessington Way picked SNYP as one its charities of the year.
Eight trainee managers from stores across the region during the tree planting session.
Training manager at Sainsbury’s North Stu Ross said it was “good to be proactive in the community”.
“We had never heard of the quarry before so it was great to get out and see it, and get involved,” he said.
“This is a first for everyone so we are learning something new.
“For us it’s about getting out into the community and building links.”