Volunteers plant 1,000 trees near Corby

Corby MP Andy Sawford joined volunteers at the Bulwick Estates where they planted about 1,000 trees

Corby MP Andy Sawford joined volunteers at the Bulwick Estates where they planted about 1,000 trees

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A Corby-based not-for-profit organisation enlisted a team of committed volunteers to plant 1,000 trees on the outskirts of the town.

The Planet Aid event took place at the Bulwick Estates on Saturday, November 29, and saw a team of 50 people, mostly from the Corby area, take part.

A Corby-based charity enlisted a team of committed volunteers to plant 1,000 trees on the outskirts of the town. The Planet Aid event took place at the Bulwick Estates on Saturday, November 29, and saw a team of 50 people, mostly from the Corby area, take part. They were joined by Corby MP Andy Sawford. Picture by Rupert Conant

A Corby-based charity enlisted a team of committed volunteers to plant 1,000 trees on the outskirts of the town. The Planet Aid event took place at the Bulwick Estates on Saturday, November 29, and saw a team of 50 people, mostly from the Corby area, take part. They were joined by Corby MP Andy Sawford. Picture by Rupert Conant

They were joined by Corby MP Andy Sawford, who helped dig a number of holes and plant oak trees.

Mr Sawford said: “I was really pleased to be invited. This is a great partnership between Planet Aid and Bulwick Estates in my constituency and it’s good to see so many people from the local community, including some people from Corby, along with others from further afield coming along to help out.”

Others attending included Ashok Nathwani of Yoga 4 Health, who helped fund the event, and Judy Caine of The Oakley Rangers, a volunteer youth group based at Oakley Vale Community Centre, along with Helen Rees and four young Rangers and representatives of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association.

Other companies sponsoring the event included Smith, Hodge and Baxter Chartered Accountants and Wilson Browne Solicitors, both based in Kettering as well as Van Monster, a nationwide company selling quality used vans to businesses and private individuals.

So far this year, Humana People to People, of which Planet Aid UK is a part, has planted more than 11 million trees in projects implemented by them in Africa, India and Latin America.