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Christmas Sapling Donation Brings Joy to Primary School Children

David Wilson Homes is once again encouraging children in East Sussex to think about taking a more sustainable approach to Christmas this year. The housebuilder is building new homes at its Rosewood Park development in Bexhill-On-Sea and has donated 120 Christmas tree saplings to pupils at the King Offa Primary Academy.

The campaign is set to highlight David Wilson Homes’ own approach to sustainability, having committed to becoming the first housebuilder to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040, and to building net zero carbon homes by 2030, with the housebuilder committing to purchasing 100% of its operational energy from renewable sources.

Pupils will be able to take home their sapling trees to be enjoyed for many festive seasons to come and will serve as a reusable alternative to single use cut or plastic trees. The campaign serves as a timely encouragement for children and families to think about how everyone can take small steps towards protecting the environment, and reduce waste during the gift-giving season.

Miss N Baker, Head of School at King Offa Primary Academy, said: “We must strive towards a more sustainable lifestyle, and we welcome this donation from David Wilson to help our children do their bit to become greener. It’s a very festive take on sustainability, as we look forward to seeing the children’s trees grow!”

Natalie Perry, Sales and Marketing Director for David Wilson Homes, commented: “Taking a more sustainable approach as we build new homes remains our top priority and it is something we are acting on now. This is the second year we have run this festive campaign at schools near our developments and it serves as a reminder to make more environmentally considerate options. The campaign aligns with our own sustainability targets, including a 29% reduction of carbon emissions by 2025. We hope the children and their families enjoy planting and caring for their trees.”

David Wilson Homes is building new homes at Rosewood Park in Bexhill-On-Sea, a few miles from King Offa Primary Academy, with all homes in the latest phase now fully sold out. The next phase of homes will be released soon. Once complete, the development will feature a number of sustainable measures including nesting boxes for swifts.