Countryside goes green in Goldthorpe

Queen's Green Canopy plaque Goldthorpe

Our Yorkshire team, currently building new homes in Goldthorpe, South Yorkshire, has made a donation to the nearby Parish Church of Ss John and Mary Magdalene, to help the local community take part in the Queen’s Green Canopy project. 

Launched in May 2021 ahead of Queen Elizabeth II’s platinum jubilee year, the Queen’s Green Canopy initiative aims to encourage people from across the country to plant trees and help to enhance the environment.

The Parish Church of Ss John and Mary Magdalene joined the initiative in March this year and members of the parish planted a Magnolia ‘Heaven Scent’ tree on the lawn in front of the church tower. With aspirations to plant a further ten trees within the church grounds and more at its sister parishes, St Wilfrid at Hickleton and St Andrew the Apostle at Bolton upon Dearne, the Church reached out to Countryside for support with funds.

Donation to help Goldthorpe church plant trees

Our donation of £1,000 will help the Church reach its total of £5,000, which is needed to cover the costs of preparing the grounds for the new trees, including the removal of existing tree stumps, as well as purchasing quality tree stock and the materials needed to plant them. 

We joined the members of the church at a recent garden party to unveil a plaque commemorating the Church’s involvement in the Queen’s Green Canopy project and celebrate the community’s efforts to create a more sustainable future for Goldthorpe.

Queens Green Canopy plaque unveiling