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Hay & Kilner Law Firm fund tree planting in our parks to mark 75th anniversary

We’re thrilled to be working in partnership with Hay & Kilner Law Firm, who are celebrating their roots by planting a long-term legacy in our parks on their 75th anniversary.

The Newcastle-headquartered firm have funded the planting of 750 trees in  our parks and green spaces around the city over the next five years.

The first trees will be planted between November and January in various parks including Leazes Park, Exhibition Park, Brandling Park and City Stadium, with different native species being chosen for each location to complement the landscape and the varieties that are already in place.

Members of the Hay & Kilner team will also be getting their hands dirty by helping our rangers with the planting process.

This partnership with Hay & Kilner is one of our first corporate initiatives and we hope to work with more Newcastle businesses who would like to give back by helping us to keep the city’s green spaces thriving.

Marian Chapman, our Enterprise Director, said: “We’re really lucky to have so many wonderful and different green spaces dotted right across the city, and their impact on our lives and well-being has never been more clear than it has been over the last 18 months.

The partnership we’ve established with Hay & Kilner provides a great template for how we can work with city businesses to everyone’s benefit, and we’re very glad to be helping them celebrate their 75th anniversary in a way that will benefit the city for decades to come.

We’ve got some ambitious targets to hit by 2030, and we’d love to get more Newcastle firms involved in helping us hit them.”

Established in 1946, Hay & Kilner is one of North East England's leading independent law firms and provides comprehensive legal advice across every aspect of the law, with a growing presence in the corporate and commercial sector and a particularly strong reputation for its private client work.

Jonathan Waters, managing partner at Hay & Kilner Law Firm, adds: “The practice has been part of Newcastle’s incredible transformation over the last 75 years and we wanted to mark our anniversary by creating a positive legacy for the city that will last for the next 75 years and beyond.

Working with Urban Green Newcastle provides the perfect way to do this and we’re excited to be leading the way in helping to enhance the green spaces across the city that we all enjoy.

Getting our staff involved gives us that extra bit of ownership and will hopefully allow them to one day show their children and grandchildren the fully-grown trees that ‘their’ saplings have become.

Newcastle has been Hay & Kilner’s home from its very first day and we have plans to keep building on everything we’ve achieved over the last 75 years to create an even bigger, better business in the future.”

If you would like to discuss the ways that your business can work with us to keep our green spaces thriving you can get in touch with us today at info@urbangreennewcastle.org

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