Brownies help firm to branch out its planting scheme

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Brownies and Guides have been digging deep to help a Belper housebuilder with its tree-planting project.

Peveril Homes has committed to donate £15 to The Woodland Trust for every home which it sells in 2013.

In return, the trust will turn the monetary donation into saplings and also use it for the careful nurturing of trees and woodlands across the country.

Now, a green-fingered group, from the Holbrook Group of Brownies and Guides have been planting a willow and birch tree at the company’s Beaurepaire at Alton Manor development as part of the scheme.

Verena Skelton, Brown Owl for the Holbrook Group of Brownies and Guides, said: “We were delighted to be involved in the planting exercise.

“Planting trees and learning about looking after the world is part of their ‘World Issue’ badge.

They have to think about the impact which we have all around the world by our actions and learn how we can improve the quality of life for others, including animals and birds.”

In addition to the hands-on planting exercise, Peveril also gave the Brownies and Guides book vouchers as a thankyou for taking part.

Angela Thomas, sales and marketing manager for Peveril said: “It was great to be able to welcome the local Brownies and Guides to our site – and we hope that they enjoyed their morning of planting on what was a very cold day!”

Peveril Homes, basedon Green Lane, develops around 150–200 houses a year, on various sites throughout Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Staffordshire.