The Rotary Club of Road Town led 10 community projects in a day on the first Saturday of the month, the non-profit organisation announced.

The activities ranged widely. At the Mount Healthy National Park, for example, volunteers constructed benches, painted and cleaned up the area, according to the club.

At Enis Adams Primary School, they revitalised and painted swings and sorted a donation of books from the BVI Reading Council.

Working with the Rotaract Club of Tortola and the Interact Club of Cedar International School, another team collected non-perishable goods for the Family Support Network’s food pantry.

Other volunteers worked in the Ebenezer Thomas Primary School library and playground, or assisted with erecting a Christmas tree in the Road Town roundabout.

Six palm trees were also planted in the parking lot across from the hospital, according to the club.

“One of our strategic goal for this Rotary year is to engage the community to participate in our service projects: to work side‐by‐side so that we can do more and provide an additional outlet for businesses to be involved in the development of the BVI,” said project leader Anthony Clarke, the club’s secretary.

Partners during the Nov. 2 effort included Ground Works BVI, the BVI Tourist Board’s Seeds of Love programme, and the group Art Without Limits.

Members of the Rotary Club of Tortola and the Rotary Club Sunrise of Road Town also took part, as did students from Willard Wheatley Primary School, Ebenezer Thomas Primary School, Cedar International School, the Virgin Islands School of Technical Studies, and Elmore Stoutt High School, the club stated.