The Woodland Trust has got together with M&S stores to encourage you to recycle your Christmas cards and save trees in The Card Recycling scheme. For every 1,000 cards dropped in to M&S stores throughout January, a new tree will be planted by the Woodland Trust in the UK. (In just under two decades more than half a billion cards have been collected and 245,500 trees planted – if you lined them up they would run further than Land’s End to John O Groats!). Get your little ones to help out with collecting your cards and dropping them off. You can also help our woodlands thrive by helping plant trees at the First World War Centenary Wood near Epsom to create a living tribute to everyone who played a part in the First World War. A free shuttle bus will take you from a car park at Epsom Downs Racecourse to Langley Vale Village and then it’s a 10-minute walk to the planting site. Bring a spade and gloves if you can!
When: Card collection bins will be in M&S stores from 2 Jan – 31 Jan
Where: The Tree Planting Event takes place on 21 Jan at the First World War Centenary Wood, Langley Vale, near Epsom
Price: Free. Booking ahead is essential for the Tree Planting Event