As our 50th anniversary celebrations come to an end, we are thrilled to have reached a major milestone in our partnership with the Woodland Trust. We have donated over £500,000 to the charitable organisation since this particular partnership began in 2011. The donation equates to almost 32,000 trees planted and maintained over eight years.
To celebrate this milestone, 15 staff from Shanly Group spent Wednesday 13th November planting over 750 trees in Tring, where the Woodland Trust is extending the park on Hastoe Lane. The extension will create a link for wildlife from the existing Tring Park to Stubbings Wood, providing additional habitat for species such as dormice, butterflies and red kites.
The partnership between Shanly Homes and the Woodland Trust stems from the company's commitment to the environment and to invest in the prosperity of local communities. The developer gives back five times the timber it uses in building its homes to help replenish stock, as for every house Shanly Homes sells, the company provides funds for 20 trees to the Woodland Trust, and for every apartment sold, a donation to the equivalent of 10 trees is made.
Tamra Booth, Operations Director at Shanly Group said: "Everything we do at Shanly Homes is underpinned by our desire to support and grow local communities, and this includes helping with conservation projects such as planting trees for future generations.
"Reaching the milestone of £500,000 donated to the Woodland Trust in our 50th year has been the cherry on top of the cake of our charitable activity and being able to plant some of the trees we have donated this year is something we're really proud of. Despite our anniversary celebrations reaching their end, our work with the Woodland Trust will continue, and we look forward to working with them for years to come."
Pip Borrill, Head of Partnerships at the Woodland Trust, said:"I'd like to say a massive thank you to Shanly Homes for its support over the past eight years. It is fitting to reach the £500,000 milestone in the same year Shanly celebrates its 50th anniversary. This funding has helped to plant and protect trees and woods across the country, combatting climate change, providing homes for wildlife and places for people to visit and enjoy."