Jubilee planting

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Tree-mendous community spirit was shown in Ulleskelf as villagers planted over 400 saplings at the sportsfield recently.

The event to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee was organised by PUSH (Parish of Ulleskelf Sportsfield Making it Happen) to enhance the facility.

A spokesman said: “The committee would like to say a big thank you to all those who turned up on a lovely bright sunny morning to help with planting the 420 saplings.

“Everyone also enjoyed the cafe and playing the giant outdoor games.

“The day would not have been a success without the help of representatives from the local cub, scout, beaver and brownie groups, Ulleskelf Parish Council, Sports and Social Club, Junior Football Club and the Wildlife Habitation Protection Trust.

“Particular thanks go to Carl and George Clayton for storing and helping organise the planting of the trees.”

Over £300 was raised through tree sponsorship, proceeds from the cafe and games, which will go towards the building of the Multi User Games Area, which is the next stage of improvement planned for the sportsfield.

Olivia Doolan planted a Royal Jubilee Oak Tree in commemoration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The sapling was grown from an acorn collected from one of the Royal Estates, such as Sandringham or Windsor.

Everyone who sponsored a tree was entered in the draw and the winner was Skelf Frames, but Olivia planted the tree on their behalf as they were unavailable.