VOLUNTEERS made the Aldingbourne Country Centre look smart for the new year.
The 23 helpers from the Body Shop in Littlehampton spent an afternoon helping out at the centre run by the Aldingbourne Trust.
But their hard work made it seem as if they had been there for many more hours.
Country centre manager Simon Hutchins was amazed by how much had been achieved in such a short time.
He said: “I am delighted that the Body Shop staff volunteered their time to help us. They have done a brilliant job.”
The keen and motivated volunteers cleared a large area of hedgerow at the centre just north of the A27. They also dismantled the old goat house in the open farm.
In addition to this, they worked hard in the greenhouse to dead-head plants, remove weeds and generally helped to restore some tired plants.
Scott Bell, the trust’s volunteer co-ordinator, said: “We have a good relationship with the Body Shop and they have worked closely with the trust in the past.
“This visit provided a great team-building opportunity for the staff of the Body Shop, while helping out the country centre on jobs that urgently required attention.”
The group from the Body Shop also took the chance to look around the centre and see how its staff and volunteers help adults with learning disabilities learn a wide range of skills.