Late Queen Elizabeth’s gift to The Mulberry Centre

Image above: the tree gifted to The Mulberry Centre

Charity say they are “proud and honoured” to be chosen

The Mulberry Centre in Isleworth is one of only eighteen organisations in London to receive one of the ‘Tree of Trees’, a 21-metre sculpture featuring 350 British native trees that was erected outside Buckingham Palace as a centrepiece of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend celebrations in June.

On behalf of Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, Sir Kenneth Olisa OBE The Mulberry Centre was selected and invited to attend a special Gifting Ceremony, on the morning of Monday 3 October, at The Royal Hospital Chelsea. The trees are all set in aluminium pots embossed with the Queen’s cypher, and include a special note of thanks from The Queen, a letter from the Chairman of the Queen’s Green Canopy.

The sculpture sought to put the importance of trees and nature at the heart of this historic milestone to celebrate Her Majesty, who has planted over 1,500 trees all over the world throughout the course of her 70-year reign.

The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) is a unique tree-planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022, inviting people from across the UK to “Plant a tree for the Jubilee” creating a legacy in honour of The Queen’s leadership of the Nation, benefiting future generations.

The Mulberry Centre is at the Middlesex University Hospital on Twickenham Rd, Isleworth and offers support for anyone affected by cancer.

Trees represent “tireless efforts” of charities

Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenants across the country were asked to nominate organisations and groups they believed made a positive and measurable impact on their communities.

“The tree and pot are symbols of gratitude for your tireless efforts, and we hope that it will bring pride to your organisation and community”, the Lieutenants said.

Raj Athwal, Executive Director or The Mulberry Centre, said:

“We were honoured to have been chosen to receive one of the trees from the spectacular Tree of Trees sculpture in recognition of making a positive and measurable impact on our communities.  It was a privilege to be part of the special Gifting Ceremony at The Royal Hospital Chelsea and receive our special potted tree”.

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