Lakeland

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Supporting UK woodlands - one of Lakeland's many stores in Great Britain

A home shopping pioneer which has already generated almost £150,000 for us, has stepped up its support of our work.

Lakeland traditionally (since 2008) donated 1p to us for every carrier bag refused by a customer across all of its stores.

Then, when carrier bag legislation was introduced in Wales (in 2011) and Scotland (in 2014), we started benefiting from these donations.

And now, following the Government bringing in mandatory 5p charges to all retailers with a staff force over 250 in England, we will receive income from single use carrier bag sales across all its stores in Great Britain.

For us it means that little bit more support will help us to plant more trees and protect our ancient woodland environments - and the animals which call it their home.

Bob Granger, Lakeland’s Retail and Finance Director said:

"With the help of our customers, Lakeland have been proud to be able to support the Woodland Trust for 7 years, and we’re delighted that in 2015 we’ve been able to increase our annual support  to £20,000."

Lakeland is one of several businesses which support the Woodland Trust through carrier bag charges. The others include TKMaxx, WHSmith, Disney, Next and Wilko. And we also have the bags for life partnership with Sainsbury’s.

Key facts

  • Lakeland will give the Woodland Trust around £20,000 per year, from income generated from its single use carrier bag sales across 67 stores in Great Britain
  • It will boost our UK woods and trees and help us plant and protect them

Could you partner with us? Contact our Partnership Team at partners@woodlandtrust.org

 

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