The retired residents at The Cloisters in Great Missenden joined their forces to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee.

Homeowners at the McCarthy Stone The Cloisters Retirement Living development in Great Missenden enjoyed afternoon tea, and took part in a tree planting to commemorate the Queen’s 70 years on the throne on April 27.

The planting of the tree in the development’s garden was inspired by the Queen’s Green Canopy initiative, which invites people from across the United Kingdom to ‘Plant a Tree for the Jubilee’.

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Sam Watkins, Divisional Sales Director for McCarthy Stone, said: “National celebrations such as the Jubilee always bring neighbours together and strengthen community spirit in the most special ways.

“The great thing about living within communities like The Cloisters is that there is always a reason to get together and raise a glass of fizz or two!

“Whether it’s a homeowner’s birthday or a bank holiday, the homeowners there are great fun and always find a reason to socialise and enjoy each other’s company.”

With a focus on planting sustainably, the Queen’s Green Canopy initiative encourages planting of trees to create a legacy in honour of the Queen for the future generations.  

As well as inviting the planting of new trees, The Queen’s Green Canopy will dedicate a network of 70 Ancient Woodlands across the United Kingdom and identify 70 Ancient Trees.