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Socitm partners with forest charity

photo of a field of new tree saplings in protective tubes

Socitm is delighted to announce a partnership with the Heart of England Forest.

The collaboration will see Socitm provide volunteers to support the charity’s aim of planting a 30,000-acre forest across the Warwickshire/Worcestershire border.

Together with four volunteer days each for up to 15 staff, Socitm is also donating £6,000 towards the charity which will be used to support their growing volunteer programme. 

Volunteers play a vital role in the work of the charity, to grow and maintain the habitats that make up the forest and helping to protect it for future generations.

Socitm consultant Jodie Yates, who heads up the organisation’s corporate social responsibility initiatives, said:

“This is a fantastic opportunity which we are delighted to support.  It will give staff the chance to have a significant positive environmental impact and is a great first step for us in helping protect the environment in which we live and work.”

As part of the venture, Socitm staff and stakeholders will also have the chance to take part in guided walks in the Forest to learn more about the impact of their support.

“We are delighted to be working with Socitm who approached us with the objective of putting people, as well as the planet, at the heart of our partnership. Their support comes at an important time for our growing volunteering programme, and we look forward to expanding volunteering further for the charity with their help.”

Karen Woodgate, partnership director at the Heart of England Forest

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Photograph of newly planted trees at Oak Wood from the Heart of England Forest (About us)