Jennings donate trees to Tees Valley Forest

Posted on 25 Dec 2007

Jennings Ford has pledged its support to the environment by donating a number of trees to Tees Valley Forest.

The kind donation is a result of the Group’s two Teesside dealerships located at Yarm Road in Stockton and Cargo Fleet Lane in Middlesbrough, teaming up with the Environment Agency to support and celebrate World Environment Day.

Established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972 to mark the opening of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment, World Environment Day is commemorated each year on 5th June.

Staff at the Stockton and Middlesbrough dealerships agreed to donate £10 for every new car sold throughout the week when World Environment Day took place.

Following the promotion, Steven Flack, sales manager at Jennings Ford’s Stockton dealership, paid a visit to the North East Community Forest Tree Nursery, based at Butterwick West Farm in Sedgefield, to drop off a cheque for £250 which will contribute towards the plantation of 25 trees at the Nursery.

Steven said; “When the Environment Agency contacted us about the possibility of becoming involved and supporting World Environment Day, we were more than willing to do our bit in order to promote and highlight the importance of taking steps to limit carbon emissions.”

Clive Davies, chief executive, North East Community Forests, said “Established in 1991, The Tees Forest area extends over 350 square kilometres and encompasses the major towns across the Tees Valley. Our aim is to create a well-wooded landscape to improve opportunities for wildlife, work, recreation and education for local people.”

He added: “We are delighted with the contribution from Jennings Ford, which will allow us to plan an additional 25 trees at the Nursery.”

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