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Hundreds of trees planted in support of local hospice charities

03 February 2022 chsw Fundraising

Hundreds of trees have been planted in North Devon in support of the region’s two hospice charities.

Last year, the Bratton Fleming-based company Birch Meadow Landscaping invited people to buy a tree for a minimum £4 donation to Children’s Hospice South West and North Devon Hospice.

At the weekend, Birch Meadow owner Edward Prouse and his team planted 200 trees donated through the scheme and presented cheques of £500 to each charity.

CHSW area fundraiser Ruth Morgan said: "Thank you so much to Edward and the Birch Meadow team for creating such a brilliant fundraising initiative, it’s fantastic to know that so many trees have been planted in support of our local hospices.

It really is the perfect way for people to offset their carbon footprint while also raising funds to support the vital care we provide.

Claire Paine, Business Development Manager at North Devon Hospice, added: “We are beyond delighted to be involved in such a fantastic initiative. Thank you for shining a light on how we can all protect our environment and for using this opportunity to support our patients and their families.” 

The tree planting day also marked the launch of the Trees For Good Causes CIC, a new community organisation that will continue planting trees and supporting charities.

Joanna Benbow, co-founder of TFGC, said: “We're incredibly excited to work with local businesses and communities to deliver tree planting to help the fight against climate change, with the extra focus on supporting our local areas and charities. 

“Together, we're making a difference for future generations.”