NEW TREES with a value of £2,000 have been planted at Hedon’s St Augustine’s Churchyard, thanks to a donation made by Vivergo Fuels.
“It’s great to be able sustain the greenery in the churchyard for this and future generations.”
Marie Atkinson, Vivergo’s HR Manager who administers the tree planting project said: “We are very pleased that the residents of Hedon will benefit from this latest tree planting project and we hope that the new trees will be a feature of the Churchyard for many years to come.”
She added: “Tree planting was a condition of our planning consent but rather than just hand over a cheque anonymously, we wanted to play an active role in identifying local sites which would benefit from new trees and in some cases, allow our employees to actually do the groundwork.”
Vivergo Fuels has been working with the HEYwoods Initiative to deliver a range of tree planting projects in the local area. Trees have been planted at Stockwell, Sidmouth, Longhill and Hornsea Primary Schools as well as at Paull Cemetery.
The Mayor of Hedon, Councillor Ann Sugitt, commented: “We are delighted to receive this money to cover new trees for the churchyard. They will grow into substantial trees and it’s great to be able sustain the greenery in the churchyard for this and future generations.”
Vivergo Fuels is committed to making a difference to the community in which it operates and has so far raised and donated over £100,000 to local charity and community groups. The company has also directly contributed over £50m into the local economy through its supplier and business contracts.
On the picture from left to right: Sue Lindop (Deputy Mayoress), Cllr Ann Sugitt (Hedon Town Mayor), Cllr Jim Lindop (Deputy Mayor) and Marie Atkinson (HR Manager, Vivergo Fuels)