A Prestwich charity has celebrated planting a "Tree of Trees" from the late Queen Elizabeth II.  

Jewish social care charity The Fed received the gift from the Queen’s Green Canopy scheme for its hard work within the community and use of the environment to improve health and wellbeing 

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Being one of around 300 charities in the UK to have received tree, the planting was celebrated in Heathlands Village. 

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Greater Manchester deputy lieutenant Karan Lee delivered a speech at the ceremony which included words from the late Queen about the project. 

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Chairman of trustees Bernie Yaffe have a speech which included an extract of Tony Walsh’s poem "Not Alone", commissioned by The Fed during the lockdown. 

Its verses described a community putting down roots and flourishing for centuries to come which the charity said felt apt for the event.  

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Also in attendance was the mayor of Bury, Cllr Shaheena Haroon, along with The Fed chief executive, Mark Cunningham, who gave his own tribute. 

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A spokesperson from The Fed said: “The honour is especially timely as The Fed’s successful Heathlands in Bloom project has recently finished its first cycle.  

“This initiative has given people living at the village regular involvement in gardening and has seen them benefit from being outdoors and active.”