Hospice plants oak trees to commemorate Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

St. Joseph’s Hospice has planted three oak trees in its woodland garden as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy project.

The initiative, which is taking place across the country to commemorate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022, invites people from across the United Kingdom to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”.

His Honour John Roberts, a Deputy Lieutenant of Merseyside, joined hospice chief executive, Mike Parr, inpatient unit manager, Marian Banks, and ward sister, Debbie Fletcher, to plant the trees in front the hospice’s St. Francis House unit.

His Honour said; “I was delighted to visit St. Joseph’s Hospice in order to thank Mike Parr, and the other members of staff, for supporting the Queen’s Green Canopy Project. I feel sure that the three trees that have been planted will add to the atmosphere of calm within the hospice’s beautiful grounds.”

Mike Parr, chief executive of St. Joseph’s Hospice, said; “We are proud to take part in the Queen’s Green Canopy project and we are very grateful to His Honour John Roberts for joining us for this unique tree planting initiative during Her Majesty’s platinum jubilee year.

“Our woodland gardens, and the nature that lives within it, are such an important part of the care we provide here at the hospice. The peace, tranquillity and comfort they offer to patients and their families, helps them emotionally and spiritually.

“Our three new oak trees have a special gold plaque to mark their special significance and have been planted very prominently so that everyone who visits the hospice can enjoy watching them grow.”

Pictured (L-R): Ward sister, Debbie Fletcher; His Honour John Roberts; hospice chief executive, Mike Parr; and inpatient unit manager, Marian Banks.