Project 100 trees ready for dedication on Remembrance Sunday on 11th November.

The 100 hawthorn trees to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1 have now been planted in the land belonging to the Hollingbourne Meadows Trust at the rear of Tilefields. They will be dedicated at a special service at 2pm on 11th November which will be led by the Hollingbourne Team Vicar, the Reverend Paul Kite.

The theme of the Project 100 scheme mark the anniversary is “Community and Nature working together” and it is hoped that the planting of the trees will also raise money for the Royal British Legion. Trees can be sponsored in the name of a relative or family connection who died in WW1 and the cost per tree is £295. More information is available from Shaun Cardwell of Project 100 (Tel. 880199).

The main planting was done on Saturday 6th October and some 25 children from Hollingbourne County Primary School helped with assistance from some 25 adults. The work was completed on 13th October.

Pictured below are some scenes from the planting on 6th October.

One of the rows of tree sites which had been previously prepared by Ben Williams and his team of volunteers.
Hollingbourne Headteacher Helen Bradley Wyatt and the Reverend Paul Kite watching Ben Williams prepare a site.
Ben Williams planting a tree watched by pupils from Hollingbourne School.
Ms Helen Bradley Wyatt planting a tree.
Some of the Hollingbourne schoolchildren who helped on the day.