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Action for Children brings green to Burnley by planting free trees
15 February 2012
A special event is being organised for half term and families
from the South West Burnley area are invited to come and get their
Staff at Action for Children - the charity which runs South West
Burnley Children's Centre on behalf of Lancashire County Council - are calling on
people to join them, alongside local cub and scout packs and the
community policing team, in a tree planting session at South West
Burnley Children's Centre on Friday 17 Feburary at 10am.
A total of 105 free trees have been donated by the Woodland Trust as part of their Jubilee Woods
Project, and will form part of the centre's celebration of The
Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
Over 1,000 registrations were received for community packs this
autumn and as a result, more than 200,000 free trees will be
Sharon Swindells, Action for Children project worker, said: "I
decided to apply for the trees on behalf of the children's centre
because I thought it was a wonderful idea which would present us
with a number of opportunities.
"As well as providing a great excuse to get the community
together and involved in planting them, I believe the trees will
help improve the local area and give us lots of chances to learn
about the natural environment in future. It's incredible to think
that in just five years, our trees will be as tall as us!"
Local children and families who would like to plant a tree with
South West Burnley children's centre, are advised to come prepared
with warm clothing and a pair of boots or wellies.
The community tree packs are part of the Trust's Jubilee Woods
project, which aims to plant 6 million trees by the end of 2012.
With HRH The Princess Royal as patron, it is only one of a handful
of projects to carry official Royal approval.