Each year, The Tree Council’s National Tree Week inspires around a quarter of a million people to show they value trees by getting their hands dirty and planting trees.
Axis’ very own volunteers are participating in this years 2017 event, in turn demonstrating one of the company’s core values – ‘Protect our environment, protect our future’ is close to them too.
79 trees, a mixture of hazel, crab apple, dogwood, silver birch, rowan, wild cherry, hazel and common oak were planted at Demelza’s Hospice Garden in Sittingbourne.
‘When we found out, that our client, Swan Housing Association, had over 70 trees to give away to us, we jumped on the opportunity to help find them a home. Even better – one of Axis’ main charities actually had a garden in need of trees. In true sense of sustainability, this benefitted both the local community and the environment.’ Michaela Skodova, Sustainability Manager at Axis
Both Swan and Axis have a huge focus on sustainability and are proud to support each other’s efforts.
‘We are very happy that the trees from The Woodland Trust have found a great home. We hope these will thrive and be enjoyed for many years to come. It is so important to remember the multiple benefits that we can receive from the planting of trees and even more so on National Tree Week!’ Frankie Bowen, Sustainability Project Manager at Swan.
Rachel Walker, Demelza’s Corporate Partnerships Executive, said: ‘Without the support of our wonderful business partners, like Axis Europe, we really could not continue to provide a beautiful and tranquil outdoors space, for the seriously ill children and their families, that we care for at Demelza Hospice. A space where parents can make lasting memories playing and laughing with their child and siblings or, a place that can be used for quiet reflection after sadly a child has passed away.’
For more information on National Tree Week visit their website!