Jersey

Trees planted by Jewish community

Two trees have been planted at the entrance of Jersey's Les Creux allotments as part of a day of Jewish-led social action.

On Mitzvah Day, the island's Jewish congregation is expected to perform good deeds.

The congregation worked with the Les Creux allotment association which wanted to landscape the entrance.

Members said the donation and planting of the two sweet chestnuts was a wonderful gesture.

Martha Bernstein from the Jersey Jewish Congregation said: "Last year the congregation sent warm winter clothing to impoverished people in Ukraine; this year a local environmental theme was followed, with two sweet chestnut trees for the entrance to the Les Creux allotments."

Jeff Hathaway, from the Jersey Allotments and Leisure Gardening Association, said: "It was always our intention to landscape the area adjacent to the allotments with trees and natural native hedging as part of our commitment to enhancing the environment, although limited resources had prevented us from completing that this year.

"It's a wonderful gesture and so appropriate at this 'giving' time of year for both the Jewish and Christian communities. We are deeply grateful."

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