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A New Year’s Resolution for Peterborough


With only a countdown away until Christmas Day, everyone is now frantically stocking up on all their favourite festive treats ready to see the season through. It’s nearly that time of year where you can’t help but indulge in that last box of chocolates lying around the house, a time to eat turkey until you can no longer bear it, and a time to laugh, drink and be merry.

Nevertheless, as the New Year approaches, and the common thread of conversation seems to be about overindulgence, many will look ahead to set their New Year’s resolution.

The aim of a resolution is to address something in your life that you feel the need to change. According to research carried out by Linkfluence, the top UK resolutions for 2016 were to do more regular exercise, to eat healthier, drink less and learn something new.

Many people make a resolution for themselves, a resolution that they struggle to keep. But for 2017, why not do something different? Why not make your New Year’s Resolution about your community? The charity Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT), is giving you the opportunity to do something good in your local area through its Forest For Peterborough project.

Help to plant one tree for every person living in Peterborough by becoming a volunteer for the project. Through giving up just a couple of hours of your time to help out, you can make this vision possible for Peterborough. Think of the benefits that you will gain from volunteering; this could be your chance to learn something new and do something active, all whilst helping out a fantastic local cause.

By giving your time, you are investing in the future of our city by making it a more sustainable place to live and work for years to come.

So why not make your 2017 a year to get active, get outdoors and help out your local charity by setting yourself the challenge of volunteering with PECT’s Forest For Peterborough project?

To see the 2017 planting dates please click here. If you are interested in volunteering with Forest For Peterborough, get in touch with Project Officer Simon Belham on [email protected] or call 07715 372432. Plus keep updated with the latest news and events on our Facebook page Forest for Peterborough.

Michaela Antony is the Digital Marketing Apprentice at PECT.