Air Ambulance Service and National Forest join together to create memorial woodland

by | Mar 6, 2018 | Featured Slider, Latest, News

Rugby-based charity Air Ambulance Service and The National Forest are joining forces to create a memorial woodland.

Supporters of the charity will now be able to plant a tree in memory of their loved ones, which will help in keeping the air ambulance flying.

Charles Robinson, head of forestry at The National Forest, said: “We are really pleased to be working with the Air Ambulance Service to create a special place for commemoration and celebration in the heart of the National Forest.

“This new woodland makes an important contribution to our tree planting targets and will be part of a rich tapestry of woodlands in the area.”

Ellen Marzell, head of fundraising for the Air Ambulance Service, added: “We know that memories of our loved ones are precious and that is why we want to help keep those memories flying.

“We encourage those who have lost someone dear to them to buy and plant a tree so that one day we can fill the woodland and they can visit a peaceful place to remember and reflect.

“It will also help to keep our helicopters flying so they can continue to get to injured people quickly and help save lives.”

The woodland will be created in the heart of the National Forest near Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, close to the Staunton Harold Estate.

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