Over 40 volunteers from Lowell, local credit management company have given up their time to help us grow ‘The People’s Woodland’.

Lowell employees spent several days at the 4 acre site in Middleton planting the trees to provide a place for the people of Leeds to come together and remember loved ones they have lost, thank our NHS workers, or just simply to enjoy nature.

John Pears, Lowell UK CEO, said: “We’re delighted to be able to be able to donate 3000 trees to ‘The People’s Woodland’. This is a fantastic way to continue our ongoing partnership with Leeds Hospitals Charity and give back to our local community, whilst also making an environmental difference too. We hope that it is enjoyed by people across our city for generations to come and brings a change of scenery when they need it most.

Esther Wakeman, Chief Executive at Leeds Hospitals Charity, said: “We hope that ‘The People’s Woodland’ will create a space where people from communities across Leeds can come together. We’re so grateful to employees at Lowell for their donation and giving up their time to help us plant some of the first trees in the woodland. We appreciate the value of having an outdoor space that everyone can enjoy and hope it brings peace during these challenging times.”

Development of ‘The People’s Woodland’ adds around five kilometres of new walking trails adjacent to the already popular park. A variety of new habitats are planned with a wildflower meadows and wetland habitat.

For Lowell, the donation of the trees also brings an opportunity to offset the amount of paper they use each year.   

Find out more about 'The People's Woodland' and how you can sponsor a tree