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Plum Tree Planted For Queen’s Jubilee And Green Canopy Initiative

Published on: 19 May, 2022
Updated on: 24 May, 2022

A plum tree, donated by the Queen Elizabeth Park Care Home in Stoughton to the Mane Chance Sanctuary in Compton, has been planted to mark the Queen’s platinum jubilee and as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy initiative.

The mirabelle plum was planted by the care home’s resident Gill Patterson, ably assisted by one of Mane Chance’s regular young visitors.

From left: Nikki Brooks from Mane Chance and Gill Patterson from QEP with two young helpers plant the plum tree.

Shetland ponies and Nikki Brooks, who looks after the animals at Mane Chance, looked on.

The tree was chosen to be animal friendly and is hardy and grows well in the UK with good disease resistance.

Mane Chance is the care home’s long-standing charity of the year and residents regularly visit the sanctuary and enjoy interacting with the animals.

The care home provides loving residential and nursing care for people who are living with and without dementia.

Gill helped to ‘break the ground’ for the tree. She said: “It was an honour to plant the tree for the sanctuary in celebration of the Queen’s jubilee.”

Di Smart of Mane Chance Sanctuary said: “We are thrilled to have planted a tree for the Green Canopy in celebration of Her Majesty’s platinum jubilee.

“Our Sanctuary environment is so important to us and we protect its future wherever we can.

“This tree will not only be a constant reminder of all our friends at the Queen Elizabeth Park Care Home, who are very much part of the Mane Chance family, but together we will leave a legacy for generations to come – human and animal!”

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