Residents of a Marlow retirement home have planted a tree in celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Staff from the Churchill Retirement Living’s development were joined by deputy-mayor Cllr Jocelyn Towns, as well as friends and local residents, to plant a Brid Cherry sapling in the home's communal gardens.

The event was part of 'The Queen’s Green Canopy' initiative, created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022.

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The major Platinum Jubilee celebrations will begin on Thursday, June 2, and will continue over the weekend until June 5.

With a focus on planting sustainably, the initiative encourages tree planting to create a legacy in honour of the Queen’s leadership of the nation, which will benefit future generations.

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Nancy Rutherford, regional sales and marketing director for Churchill Retirement Living, said: “It was great to welcome everyone to this special event to kick off this year’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations at Peel Lodge, and we’d like to say a big thank you to the Deputy Mayor for taking part.

"There are plenty more events happening soon at the Lodge to mark the Queen’s Jubilee year, and everyone is welcome to come and enjoy a patriotic celebration and experience the lifestyle, friendship and sense of community on offer here.”

Churchill will plant over 40 trees at its retirement developments across the country this spring as part of the initiative.