Gruffalo supports the Queen’s Green Canopy

The Gruffalo plants a QGC tree

The Gruffalo plants a QGC tree in East Sussex

The Gruffalo planted a tulip tree at Framfield Grange near Uckfield, home of Kathy Gore OBE DL, as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy, a unique tree planting initiative to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee.

The Queen’s Green Canopy invites everyone to ‘Plant a Tree for the Jubilee’ and upload a photo to the national map, to create a full picture of what we are all achieving together. It is straightforward to take part by planting trees in your own community spaces and gardens.

The Gruffalo planted the Liriodendron tulipifera while attending the third ‘Gruffalo Fun in Framfield’ event, organised by Friends of Sussex Hospices (FSH). Organiser, Patricia Evans said ‘I am thrilled to raise over £7,000 on Gruffalo’s first outing to Framfield after the pandemic and also to support the Queen’s Green Canopy.’

FSH welcomed over 650 visitors – including children from Demelza Hospice, Chestnut Tree House and The Parchment Trust, and several sponsored Ukrainian families – and had the help of around 50 wonderful volunteers. The charity, run entirely by volunteers, raises funds and awareness for the 13 hospice care providers serving the adults and children of Sussex.

Everyone from individuals to groups, villages, cities, counties, schools and organisations is encouraged to play their part in adding to the Queen’s Green Canopy, to enhance our environment by planting trees during the official planting season which will begin again in October, through to the end of this Jubilee year.

By inviting everyone to plant considerable numbers of new trees throughout the country, the QGC seeks to highlight the significant value of trees and woodlands as nature’s simple but highly effective way to clean the air we breathe, slow the impact of climate change, create important wildlife habitats and improve our general health and wellbeing.

There is an opportunity for everyone to get involved in planting a commemorative tree, whether in your own garden or as part of a community group.  For more information see Queen’s Green Canopy in East Sussex.

Gruffalo and Kathy Gore planting QGC tree

Gruffalo and Kathy Gore planting QGC tree

Children and carers from Demelza Hospice

Children and carers from Demelza Hospice

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