Fitted furniture company Hammonds has raised £500,000 for The Woodland Trust through sales of its bedrooms.
As part of its support for the charity Hammonds plants a tree for every bedroom it fits and every customer who purchases a wood veneer bedroom receives a year's membership to The Woodland Trust.
Its' support has helped the charity plant more than 50,000 trees and preserve more than 4,000 acres of woodland.
'It's our corporate social responsibility to give something back to the community and we're delighted to do this in such a way which helps preserve this country's landscape. We're delighted to have been working with The Woodland Trust since 2004 to support its' efforts,' says Richard Hammonds, Hammonds chairman.
The Woodland Trust is planting six million trees to create hundreds of Jubilee Woods and 60 special Diamond woods of 60 acres and above to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee. The Jubilee Woods project aims to create hundreds of new woodland areas along with a flagship Diamond wood situated in the heart of Leicestershire's National Forest just 20 miles away from Hammond's factory in Hinckley, Leicestershire.
'It is fantastic to have such long standing support and a very special relationship with Hammonds. We have worked with this friendly, family business for the past eight years and their generous funding has allowed us to create new native woodland here in the UK, as well as continuing our conservation work to protect precious ancient woodland. The support that Hammonds continues to provide to the Trust has had a huge impact in helping us shape the UK landscape for future generations,' says Sue Holden, The Woodland Trust chief executive.
Pictured is Norman Starks, The Woodland Trust UK operations director (left) and Richard Hammonds, Hammonds chairman.