The Nicky Alliance Community Centre in Crumpsall held a double celebration this year with a tree planting ceremony which commemorated both the Queen’s platinum jubilee and Tu B’Shvat.
The community centre members planted three wild cherry trees on the site premises which were donated by the Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC), a nationwide initiative created to mark the royal event and invite communities to “plant a tree for the jubilee” through 2022.
With a focus on planting sustainably, the QGC encourages the planting of trees to create a legacy in honour of the Queen’s leadership of the country, which will benefit future generations. The tree planting will recommence in October until the end of the Jubilee year.
Former Bury police Commander and QGC representative for Manchester Karen Lee attended the tree planting ceremony, followed by lunch and a tour of the community centre with its members.
Chief Executive of The Nicky, Michelle Wiseman said: “We were delighted to welcome Karen and her husband to the centre, and we look forward to our new wild cherry trees blossoming in the future. Along with the rest of the country we will be celebrating Her Majesty’s platinum jubilee with events during the designated jubilee holiday.
“Our thanks go to the QGC for the donation of these trees which will enhance our premises. We are proud to have played our part.”