QE2 Activity Centre is very much part of the local community - even if we are hidden in the wild woods of Manor Farm Country Park! A couple of weeks age we hosted a get-together of people who lived here in the woods after the Second World War. These folk, ranging in age from their 60s to their 90s, had lived in the Nissen huts that had been vacated by the army in 1946. It was great to hear their memories of those days, in particular to hear the phrase again and again "our parents always said they were the best days of their lives".
Last week and this week we have had locally based businesses coming in to help us. Last week a team from Southampton Airport came along and painted the outside of the T
eam Q base and the staff room and did loads of gardening. Thanks you guys it all looks great!
Today employees of Zurich Insurance broker business team descended on the QE2 Activity Centre. They came from all over the country, from Glasgow, Cardiff, Manchester, Leeds, Bristol, Reading, Portsmouth and Whitely.
They were brought together for a couple of days of volunteering; team building while doing something useful! By the end of their first day they had cleared a patch of ground, built two raised beds and a retaining wall for our mulch pile.
A big thank you to Steph, Michelle, Linda, Penny, Jo, Andy H, Ray, Rupert, Ian, Chris, Grant, James and Andy D. See you in the morning to complete the job.