Press release -
Hope Spring eCards to plant trees to celebrate Queen's platinum anniversary
Plan to plant 70 trees to celebrate the Queen’s platinum jubilee was announced by UK charity ecard website Hope Spring eCards at their office in Hereford on the 18th of May 2021. The charity plants trees every month as part of its carbon footprint reduction strategy. To date, they have planted 156 trees through one of the UK's leading reforestation projects.
Announcing the project Hope Spring eCards platform manager Evgeniy Garkaviy said “when I heard the news about Prince Charles urging people and organisations to plant trees to commemorate the Queen’s platinum anniversary, I was very pleased. I thought it was a great way to mark her majesty's platinum anniversary” He added that “in addition to the 70 tree we will be planting, we shall also be creating a Queen’s platinum anniversary ecard, in the anniversary ecards section of our website”.
Prince Charles planted the first tree of the project known as Queens Green Canopy, to celebrate the Queen’s 70th year on the throne. As the patron of the project he said
"Whether you are an individual hoping to plant a single sapling in your garden, a school or community group planting a tree, a council, charity or business intending to plant a whole avenue of trees or a farmer looking to create new hedgerows, everyone across the country can get involved."
By the date of the Queen’s platinum jubilee in 2022, the project is expected to have seen thousands of trees planted across the UK. The Queen herself has planted more than 1,500 trees across the world. Hope Spring trustee, Temi Odurinde said “we are very pleased to join this historic project, which also marks the first time a British sovereign will have been on the throne for seven decades”. We hope other people support the project, so that we can celebrate her majesty and make Britain greener”.
Hope Spring Water charity’s ecard website was set up, so that its users can send donation ecards to their family, friends or colleagues and donate what it would have cost them to send a traditional printed card to Hope Spring.