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In our 50th year we’re donating 1,550 trees in honour of the Queen's life

05 October 2022

At Persimmon Homes we are marking our 50th anniversary by donating 1,550 trees to The Queen’s Green Canopy, helping to celebrate and honour the life of Queen Elizabeth II.

This represents a donation of 50 trees for each of our operating companies and head office, demonstrating the our commitment to enhancing the biodiversity of its sites across Britain.

Fran Leedham, Group Sustainability Director, says: “I’m proud that in our 50th year we’re able to honour and celebrate the remarkable life of Queen Elizabeth II, while making a positive contribution to the environment and communities in which we operate.

“As a business, we are passionate about building sustainable communities. Enhancing the biodiversity of our sites is an important part of our sustainability strategy – in 2021 we planted ten trees per home we built.

“As a responsible homebuilder, we set ourselves stretching sustainability targets for our business, and I couldn’t think of a more fitting way to mark the important milestone of 50 years of Persimmon, than to honour The Queen.

The Queen’s Green Canopy is a tree planted initiative created in honour of Her Majesty. For more information please visit

We are delighted that it can help to contribute to this legacy in its 50th year, while also making further strides toward its sustainability goals.

Find out more about Persimmon’s commitment to sustainability on the corporate website here:

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Supporting your communities

At Persimmon we're proud to support our local communities. Our Community Champions programme was established in 2015 and has already donated more than £3 million to over 3,500 good causes across Great Britain. We also have a programme of community events taking place as part of our partnership with Team GB for the 2024 Paris Olympics, along with other great initiatives. 


Our hugely successful Community Champions programme has already donated more than £1 million to good causes in England, Wales and Scotland. Whilst the programme is running, each of our regional offices makes a donation of up to £6,000 every quarter to local organisations.

We're proud to be one of Team GB's official partners for Paris 2024. In the lead up to the Olympics we'll be posting lots of exciting content in partnership with Team GB, from athlete appearances to competitions and challenges.

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