Planting day with Richard Avenue Primary School at Holiday Inn, Washington
North East IT solutions firm ITC teamed up with Tree Appeal and Professor David Bellamy to plant new sapling trees.
Representatives from ITC, along with Professor Bellamy and the Tree Appeal team, joined pupils from Richard Avenue Primary School to plant the trees in the dedicated biodiversity area at the Holiday Inn Washington. The biodiversity area was set up in the hotel grounds last October and ITC is the first major local company to sponsor new trees for the site.
The trees will create new habitat for wildlife on the site, strengthening ecosystems and promoting local and national biodiversity. Pupils from Richard Avenue Primary have access to the site to conduct outdoor environmental lessons and learn about wildlife and biodiversity.
ITC Service is an IT solutions company based in the North East, offering fully integrated solutions nationwide. Tim Wilson Director of ITC said, “Being able to contribute not only to the tree planting scheme, but also to helping children learn about the environment is a hugely rewarding opportunity. As a company we help businesses to work more efficiently through effective IT solutions, with a responsible environmental policy.”
He continued, “This project engages and educates the next generation of pupils with a knowledge and appreciation of our planet - which is fantastic. We are committed to growing an eco-environment that can be visited and re-visited in years to come and working with more schools to help plant more trees when planting season starts up again.”
Ken Whitley, Managing Director of Tree Appeal, said, “It is the commitment and enthusiasm of organisations like ITC that help us to make the world a greener place. With their sponsorship of these trees, ITC are giving back to the environment and to the community, and contributing to education in North East.”