Leamington law firm teams up with school, care home and hospice as part of its drive to plant 175 trees across the West Midlands

The tree planting is one of many 'legacy-driven initiatives' that Wright Hassall has launched to mark the 175th anniversary of its founding.

Friday, 9th April 2021, 4:58 pm
Updated Friday, 9th April 2021, 5:00 pm

A leading Leamington law firm is marking the 175th anniversary of its founding by teaming up with a school, a care home and a hospice across Leamington and Warwick as part of its drive to plant 175 trees across the region to help the environment and mark the special milestone.

Evergreen School and Myton Hospice in Warwick, and Priors House Care Home in Leamington have received a combined donation of crab apple, wild and bird cherry trees from Leamington-based law firm Wright Hassall to mark the celebrations.

The trees were jointly supplied to Wright Hassall from Smith’s Garden Centre in Baginton, and Coventry Peace Orchard - which was founded by D-Day veteran Dennis Davison.

Wright Hassall’s Dal Heran (right) donating trees to Priors House Care Home in Leamington.

Jasmine Chester, from Priors House, said: “We were delighted Wright Hassall wanted us to be part of their 175-tree initiative for their 175th-anniversary celebrations. The trees have now been planted in our grounds, and we look forward to seeing them grow and thrive for years to come.”

The tree planting is one of many legacy-driven initiatives that Wright Hassall has launched via a dedicated website - www.wrighthassall175.co.uk - to mark the anniversary.

Other initiatives include recognising 175 acts of kindness and challenging people to fundraise for charity by walking 175 miles over the course of the year.

Dal Heran, a family lawyer for Wright Hassall, said: “As a community-focused organisation we are keen to ensure that our 175 milestone can leave a positive lasting legacy, and planting trees to support the environment at Evergreen School, Myton Hospice and Priors House Care Home for existing and future generations is is a great way of doing that.

“We have been inundated with requests from other organisations wishing to take part in our tree planting campaign.

"More than 200 trees have been planted so far, and we are hoping to bump that figure up even further by the end of the year.”