Phase two of ‘Ray’s Memorial Wood’.

After all that snow we were blessed with glorious sunshine at Perry Hall Playing Fields today. This was our second visit to this site as in November 2017 friends and colleagues of the late Ray Hassall helped plant a number of large standard trees as phase one of creating ‘Ray’s Wood’. 

Friends and colleagues joined us again today to plant close to 500 smaller trees, surrounding the larger standards. When matured these trees will help create a multi layered extension to nearby woodland.








We were also joined today by pupils from Dorrington Academy, as they had helped

plant the original standards. They all agreed that they had to work a lot harder today !

That didn’t stop them all pitching in and managing to get lots and lots of whips safely in the ground. They were a little tired at the end, as our photo, below, shows!

Our thanks to all Ray’s friends and colleagues who all worked hard to complete this amazing memorial, reflecting Ray’s love of trees. Lots of action in todays album!









Luckily the above photo was staged……and they were all still full of energy at the end !


Our thanks to Helen and the Friends who provided hot drinks, fruit and cakes to all the pupils and helpers.

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