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Wells plant trees for the jubilee!

Wells plant trees for the jubilee!

The Queen’s Green Canopy is an initiative to get Britain planting, marking Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee year and we couldn't WAIT to get stuck in and get involved.

Working with the Forest of Marston Vale, our employees travelled across to Houghton to plant 200 trees; one planted for each of our pubs. The team were welcomed to the charity by Robina Ballard-Davis, Fundraising Manager for the trust, and drove over to the site near Houghton House to get their gloves on and get digging.

The idea sprung from an initial letter sent from Lord-Lieutenant Helen Nellis, encouraging local Bedford businesses to get involved with the Queen’s Green Canopy.

Rod J Calvert OBE DL County Lead for Bedfordshire Lieutenancy and Chair of the Forest of Marston Vale Trust, said: “In planting 200 trees as part of the new woodland creation adjacent to Houghton House, Wells & Brewpoint staff illustrated the essence of public and business engagement in the wonderful Queen’s Green Canopy initiative. The QGC seeks to involve the whole community in the legacy project of ‘planting a tree for the Jubilee’ to commemorate 70 years of, service before self, of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Though long after we have passed it is marvellous to think that generations to come will benefit from the efforts of today.”

This is just the beginning of our sustainability efforts here at Wells. Family member and employee Ed Robinson is our Group Planet and Community Impact Lead, helping to drive our newly established strategy; The Triple Bottom Line - People, Planet & Profit.

Ed Robinson, said “It was an honour, and a lot of fun, for our colleagues here at Wells & Co. to add to the Queen’s Green Canopy. Sustainability is a key focus for our family business these days, and many of us enjoy taking advantage of all that Marston Vale has to offer in our leisure time, so the idea of adding to the area for future generations to enjoy really captured our imagination. 200 trees and a welcome dose of sunshine later, we’re delighted to have played our part in this amazing project.”