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A Yorkshire Law firm has entered its second year of supporting the work of the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust – a charity that helps the people, landscapes and wildlife of the Yorkshire Dales.
LCF Law’s partnership with the Trust has seen the firm donate £7,500 to date, which has so far contributed to 500 trees being planted, which will offset 80 tonnes of carbon in the Yorkshire Dales over the next 50 years. Many of the firm’s team have also volunteered with the Trust and some of the donated money is being used to help support several ongoing community projects run by the Trust.
Bridie Johnson-Power, from LCF Law, said: “Our first volunteering project with the Trust involved us helping to maintain the woodland and clear redundant plastic tubes for recycling at Bargh Wood. Then more volunteers ventured out into the Dales to join a mixed group of corporate partners planting 400 trees to extend The Hawes woodland. Most recently a group of us volunteered for the woodland maintenance day at Swinesett Hill, and despite the torrential rain, we got a lot done!”
Development officer, Richard Hore, from the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust said: “It's been great getting to know some of the LCF Law team, all of whom have been so enthusiastic about volunteering and learning more about our work. We know they have enjoyed engaging with our partnership and connecting with nature to improve their wellbeing and that of our planet.”
Swinesett Hill is a new woodland located in Gayle, just outside Hawes, and near the iconic Pennine Way. It is a native broadleaf woodland with a sweeping vista across much of Wensleydale and beyond. Approximately 13,000 trees have been planted including Sessile Oak, Rowan, Holly, Birch, Alder, and Willow. The woodland stretches across much of the fell to provide a vital habitat for wildlife and create interest in the landscape. When mature, this 11-hectare woodland will be a valuable home for black grouse and red squirrels, both of which can be found in the local area.
LCF Law’s managing partner, Simon Stell, said: “Through this partnership with the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust, we are helping to address the climate and biodiversity crises, whilst supporting the creation of beautiful new woodlands for everyone to enjoy. Our donation to the charity will result in 1,000 trees being planted in total over two years and we would highly recommend other businesses get involved with this fabulous and well-run initiative.
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