Award-winning British bed manufacturer and Royal Warrant holder Hypnos Beds, has donated and planted 200 tree saplings in nearby Castlefield Wood in partnership with Queens Award winning Chiltern Rangers, a Buckinghamshire based social enterprise committed to protecting the Chilterns landscape with the community.
As part of its decade-long commitment to supporting the environment and boosting sustainability within the industry, the company’s donation is a part of its carbon offsetting programme to support carbon neutrality. To date, the bed maker (and Considerate supplier) has gifted over 1,500 trees since November 2014, and there are plans to donate even more in the future.
Throughout the course of the day’s event, volunteers from Hypnos, Chiltern Rangers, and local school children from Castlefield School, were tasked with raking, cutting back trees and litter picking. The aim of the day was to improve the woodland edge, creating a greater habitat for wildlife. Much of Castlefield Wood was destroyed in storms during 1990, but with a programme of replanting and regeneration, it is a much needed Local Wildlife Site.
James Keen, managing director of Hypnos Beds, said: “As one of the region’s most environmentally-conscious manufacturers, we understand the necessity to protect our local environment. Since becoming the world’s first carbon-neutral bed maker nine years ago, we’ve been committed to providing the very best in sustainability to our customers.”
John Shaw, managing director of Chiltern Rangers, said: “Protecting and enhancing the Chilterns environment and landscape with the help of our local communities is our priority. This includes ensuring sites like Castlefield Wood are home for all types of wonderful wildlife for many years to come. We’re incredibly delighted by Hypnos’ donation, and the relationship and commitment shows great promise for the future. As an organisation that focuses on sustainable environmental programmes, we knew that Hypnos Beds’ core values align implicitly with our own.”
By donating and helping to plant the tree saplings, Hypnos is hoping to encourage other manufacturers to invest in the physical landscapes surrounding them and take an interest in the importance and upkeep of local biodiversity as part of their community.
Andrew Kann, headteacher at Castlefield Primary School, was delighted by the event and believes the children will learn a lot from the experience, “As a school in the local area, the children are going to benefit from playing a part in the planting of the saplings and returning to watch them grow into trees, as well as what wildlife might create long-term homes of the woodland area as a result. We feel it is vital that children grow up understanding nature and the importance of green issues, and this generous tree donation will help us to ensure they are being taught about the importance of sustainability for the future of our environment.”
For more information about Hypnos’ commitment to the environment, please visit www.hypnosbeds.com/uk/about-hypnos/sustainability