World Earth Day - Jo Cox Community Wood
You can learn more about the Jo Cox Community Wood here: https://www.spenvalleycivicsociety.org.uk/projects/jo-cox-community-wood
I sponsored a tree for my daughter Molly in part, to get her involved in volunteering and involved in a local project for a great cause - bringing people together. I thought it would be lovely for her to see her tree grow and flourish as she does for years to come, maybe even bringing her grandchildren to visit and reminisce about when her tree was as little as she was. She's just gone 5 years old and when I asked her what it meant to her, she told me 'so that people can remember us in a long long time'. I also encouraged my parents to sponsor a tree at the wood so they can leave their own legacy that we can remember them by when they are no longer with us. It's so important to have beautiful outside spaces that the community can visit and utilise and we are very lucky to have this on our doorstep. We live a few minutes walk from the wood so have been able to visit and check on our trees during the lockdown - Molly even gives her tree (and her grandparent's tree) a hug when we visit.