Making Bolton Greener

Bolton Family volunteers work together to help the environment

Wellies and waterproofs were out in force when representatives from the Bolton Family partnership came together on a wet winter morning to do their bit for the environment.

Staff from organisations such as Seddon, Bolton at Home and the NHS, rolled up their sleeves to plant trees at the back of the Smithills estate. The project is part of the Woodland Trust’s Big Climate Fightback initiative, which aims to plant thousands of trees across the country. According to the Trust, having more trees is the best climate solution. Trees lock in carbon, reduce pollution, help to reduce flooding and improve our quality of life.

Around 15,000 trees have been planted in Bolton over the winter, bringing a boost to the environment and the health of the community.

About Bolton Family

Bolton Family is a group of more than 40 local organisations who work together to make a difference to the lives of Bolton people.

Its work is estimated to have benefitted more than 10,000 people in the town with another 30,000 experiencing the knock-on benefits.

Successful initiatives delivered through the Bolton Family include: Seddy Bears Picnic lunches for local children; Skills for Employment work experience opportunities; the Working Wardrobe job interview initiative; food bank and Christmas hamper collections and the ‘bed every night’ scheme to help keep people off the streets.

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