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Kemsley Mill plants 140 trees with local Scouts and Swale Council Park Rangers

On 19 February, volunteers from Kemsley Mill joined forces with two local Scout troops to support a Swale Council tree-planting initiative in Milton Creek Country Park.

As part of our Sustainability Strategy, DS Smith is committed to being a Responsible Neighbour, ensuring that our sites work to benefit the communities they’re in. The tree-planting project is part of Kemsley Mill’s ongoing partnership with Swale Council , and was also the second opportunity we’ve had to team up with our local Scout groups, following the Kent Scouts Big Cardboard Sleepout last October.

Kris Staples, Park Ranger for Swale Council and organiser of the event, commented:

“Over lunch, we planted an impressive 140 trees, thanks to the help of Kemsley Mill and their guests, the 17th Gillingham and 1st Teynham Scout Troops. We are delighted with the amount of support provided. It was fantastic to hear that this event has helped the Scout volunteers to work towards achieving their Environment and Team Work badges.”

Amanda Seymour, 1st Teynham Scout Troop, went on to say:

A huge thank you to all the DS Smith staff and Swale Park Rangers who made our scouts so welcome and the tree planting so much fun for them. They absolutely loved it and I hope we can do some further joint activities in the future.