We’re honoured to be part of the Queen’s Green Canopy

We were delighted here at Wellspring Settlement to be chosen as one of 70 organisations nationally to receive one of the trees that made up the Platinum Jubilee celebration’s tree of trees. These trees are part of the Queen’s Green Canopy project, and our tree will now form part of a living legacy to the Queen. Our hazel tree was planted in our Settlement site garden, in a ceremony attended by Peaches Golding, Lord-Lieutenant of the County and City of Bristol.

The rain held off and the sun even broke through the clouds as Peaches dug on the final trowelfuls of earth! Deputy CEO Paul Simpson spoke the fantastic gift from the late Queen, and how the new tree replaces an old rowan tree which recently died. The tree will act as symbol of rebirth, both of the old tree and the new, merged Wellspring Settlement.

Peaches said ‘Wellspring Settlement has been awarded this tree in recognition of the work done here to bring communities together and provide support. All 70 trees awarded been given to deserving organisations. This tree symbolises growth, new opportunities and diversity, congratulations to Wellspring Settlement!’

We’d like to extend our thanks to Peaches for attending the planting and making the event feel so special, and also Anne Nisbett, for nominating Wellspring Settlement to receive the tree.