Popular wooden animals given new lease of life thanks to Lush volunteers

Bournemouth Echo: DOLPHIN: The Green Team from Lush treat giant wooden wildlife sculptures DOLPHIN: The Green Team from Lush treat giant wooden wildlife sculptures

A NEW lease of life has been given to popular wooden wildlife play sculptures in Poole.

The Green Team from cosmetics company Lush volunteered to paint the clifftop sculptures with decking oil to help to protect them against the effects of the weather.

Five giant beasts are to be found in Pinecliff Gardens, overlooking the beach between Canford Cliffs and Branksome Chine.

The two dolphins, a sand lizard, a green tiger beetle and a wood ant were carved and installed by Andrew Frost in 2009.

“We are lucky to have local organisations in Poole who encourage and support their staff to make a difference in their local community and environment,” said Cllr Xena Dion, cabinet portfolio holder for a prosperous and sustainable Poole.

“Lush is a prime example of this and we cannot thank them enough for their efforts over the years.

“Children have been playing with these fantastic sculptures since they were first installed and the work carried out by Lush means that children can continue to play with them for many years to come.”

Cllr May Haines, who represents the Canford Cliffs ward on Borough of Poole, added: “Pinecliff Gardens is a much treasured open space and we are grateful to Lush for their contribution to our local area which will also benefit anyone that uses these fabulous sculptures.”

Beccy Wakeford, green co-ordinator at Lush said: “This was a great opportunity for the Green Team to volunteer again within the local community.

“The sculptures have been brilliantly crafted so deserve to be looked after and the Green Team were more than happy to help.

“Pinecliff Gardens is a beautiful site and is enjoyed by many.

“Even though it was a slightly messy task, it was great fun and very worthwhile.”

Lush staff have also painted the fence around the Hamworthy Park play area and planted trees and wildflowers in the borough.

Earlier in the year a 100-strong team did a Holes Bay shore clean, collecting and removing 1,000kg of rubbish.

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7:47pm Tue 24 Jun 14

rubberbandman5 says...

Another cheap advertisement for Lush, or should I say flush!
Another cheap advertisement for Lush, or should I say flush! rubberbandman5
  • Score: -10

7:53am Wed 25 Jun 14

JackJohnson says...

As they have actually come forward and done the work (unlike you) I think it's only right that they get some credit for it. Any individual or organisation who/which contributes to a community deserves that.

Unfortunately I have no use for their products in my day-to-day life, but they'll certainly be on the list when I need to buy Christmas, birthday or random gifts.

Thank you, Green Team at LUSH. Nice job!
As they have actually come forward and done the work (unlike you) I think it's only right that they get some credit for it. Any individual or organisation who/which contributes to a community deserves that. Unfortunately I have no use for their products in my day-to-day life, but they'll certainly be on the list when I need to buy Christmas, birthday or random gifts. Thank you, Green Team at LUSH. Nice job! JackJohnson
  • Score: 9

8:40am Wed 25 Jun 14

BarrHumbug says...

rubberbandman5 wrote:
Another cheap advertisement for Lush, or should I say flush!
Perhaps you'd prefer it if they closed down, made everybody redundant and shifted their operation to India or China then?......Idiot!
[quote][p][bold]rubberbandman5[/bold] wrote: Another cheap advertisement for Lush, or should I say flush![/p][/quote]Perhaps you'd prefer it if they closed down, made everybody redundant and shifted their operation to India or China then?......Idiot! BarrHumbug
  • Score: 8

8:24pm Wed 25 Jun 14

dyrck says...

Lush are also one of the few companies that have signed up to the living wage initiative which sets their minimum wage at about 20% above the statutory minimum. Well done them!
Lush are also one of the few companies that have signed up to the living wage initiative which sets their minimum wage at about 20% above the statutory minimum. Well done them! dyrck
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