Ellison Support Local Council With Tree Planning Initiative
Each year we offer every member of our Ellison team one CSR day for them to choose how they wish to spend the day away from their normal day to day activities. This gives each of our employees dedicated time to support something in their local communities or support charities they feel passionate about outside of the workplace. We also love the benefits it brings for team building and increasing employee engagement.
Recently, a team of Ellison’s employees took on the challenge of using their CSR day to support our local council to plant some trees at a local greenspace near to our office in Wrexham, North Wales, UK. Rebecca Jones, Office & Events Manager at Ellison, met with Jacinta Challinor, Open Spaces and Horticultural Officer for Wrexham County Borough Council to understand the opportunities we have in our local area, and the upcoming chance to support with planting over 300 trees at a space only a 5-minute drive from our office was the perfect place to start.
Jacinta was thrilled with the Ellison’s contribution; “Wrexham Council would like to thank Ellison for their enthusiastic work; planting trees on greenspace next to Stockwell Grove, Wrexham. The tree planting day saw over 350 trees planted by Ellison volunteers and will support the council’s efforts to increase canopy cover and create vital habitat corridors for wildlife as part of the Tree and Woodland Strategy. In years to come this will create biodiverse, rich habitat for wildlife as well as work towards our efforts to respond to the climate emergency we face.”
Partnerships with businesses such as Ellison are vital to the success of our tree planting schemes, which saw over 10,000 trees planted this season and would encourage anyone that is interested in volunteering to get in touch. The Council encourage all members of the community to lend their support to trees and woodlands within Wrexham and ask that people sign our Woodland pledge to show their support. Wrexham Woodland Pledge | Wrexham County Borough Council
Rebecca commented; “Myself and my colleagues thoroughly enjoyed our day planting trees to help improve one of our local greenspaces. It was so rewarding stepping back at the end of the day and looking at what we had achieved together as a team. I am so grateful that Ellison offers us this time away from our desks to help out in our local community….the dry sunny day was definitely appreciated!”
Be sure to look out for more news articles to see how other Ellison team members decide to use their CSR days throughout the year.