6th June 2012
MP plants Jubilee tree on behalf of his constituents
Gordon Henderson MP has planted a Diamond Jubilee tree on behalf of his Sittingbourne and Sheppey constituents as part of a campaign set up by the Woodlands Trust.
To celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee the Woodlands Trust are encouraging people to plant 6 million trees across the UK. Over 3 million trees have already been planted.
Mr Henderson’s tree, which is a 12 foot tall silver birch, is located in the grounds of the Garden of England Crematorium in Bobbing and displays a plaque which reads:
TO COMMEMORATE THE OCCASION OF HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II
1952 - 2012
THIS TREE WAS PLANTED BY GORDON HENDERSON MP ON BEHALF OF HIS SITTINGBOURNE AND SHEPPEY CONSTITUENTS IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE GARDEN OF ENGLAND CREMATORIUM AND WITH KIND PERMISSION OF THE LONDON CREMATION COMPANY PLC
Mr Henderson said:
“This year is a special year for the Queen celebrating her Diamond Jubilee and so I wanted to plant a tree on behalf of my constituents, so they can all feel part of the event and have a lasting memorial, which will be submitted into the Royal Record.”
Kevin Wardle, General Manager at the Garden of England Crematorium said:
“We are delighted to be supporting Gordon Henderson’s initiative to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and Her Majesty’s loyal devotion to the nation over the past 60 years.
The planting of a tree by Mr Henderson on behalf of his constituents as part of the Woodland Trust campaign provides a fitting tribute for the occasion. The crematorium is pleased to be able to provide the location and contribute a natural stone commemorative boulder. “
Anyone who would like to visit the crematorium to specially view the tree, must book an appointment by calling 01795 432370.