A tree from Her Majesty The Queen’s Tree of Trees has been planted in the garden of Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice in Huddersfield by the Lord-Lieutenant of West Yorkshire.
Forget Me Not was one of just 12 charities in West Yorkshire nominated by the Lord-Lieutenant to receive one of the 350 British native trees from the spectacular sculpture created for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
Speaking at the tree-planting ceremony at Forget Me Not, Lord-Lieutenant Ed Anderson said: “What an enormous pleasure it is to be here. Thank you so much for everything you do – it is truly inspiring. I can’t think of a more fitting organisation to receive one of these Royal trees.”
Luen Thompson, Forget Me Not’s chief executive, said: “It’s such an honour to have been nominated by the Lord-Lieutenant to receive one of these very special trees. And we’re delighted to welcome Ed to the hospice in person to plant it.
“This tree will make a lovely addition to our garden, to be enjoyed by all the children and families we support for many years to come.”