The Platinum Jubilee Pageant
The Platinum Jubilee Pageant supported three brilliant projects that resonated with the Pageant’s values. Scroll down to see who they supported and learn more about the projects.
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The Platinum Jubilee Pageant
56% Brian May’s Save Me Trust
33% Wheels for Wellbeing
11% The Queen's Green Canopy
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The Platinum Jubilee Pageant Projects
Three inspirational projects. Learn more about them and support them directly.
Brian May’s Save Me Trust
The Save Me Trust, by Queen guitarist Brian May and conservationist Anne Brummer, creates biodiverse habitats for native flora and fauna; targets specialist support to re-establish and maintain hedgehog and wildlife populations; and supports a life-saving wildlife hospital.
Wheels for Wellbeing
Wheels for Wellbeing is an award-winning charity supporting Disabled people of all ages and abilities to enjoy the benefits of cycling. Their vision is for a future where Disabled people in the UK will cycle whenever and wherever they wish to – for everyday journeys, leisure or exercise – and cycle routes will be inclusive and accessible. The aim is that their work will transform attitudes to disability and ensure healthy, independent mobility for Disabled people.
The Queen's Green Canopy
The Queen’s Green Canopy is a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022, which invites people from across the UK to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”. Everyone from individuals to Scout and Girlguiding groups, villages, cities, counties, schools and corporates is encouraged to play their part to enhance our environment by planting trees. Launched in May 2021, the Queen’s Green Canopy is making a difference in urban areas with significant canopy deprivation across the UK, and will continue throughout 2022 enabling the public to keep planting and pinning on the map to December 2022
Inspiration for a sustainable life
7 tips to becoming a greener gardener
As the Chelsea Flower Show bursts into flowery life today, we highlight some easy fixes to making your garden more eco- and wildlife-friendly
1. Ditch the poison
Pesticides don’t just kill pests; by spraying your plants with poisons, you’re allowing them to enter the food chain. Slug pellets, for example, might be eaten by anything from hedgehogs to birds. Slow worms and toads eat them too, so even if the larger animals don’t consume pellets directly, the secondary poisoning builds up. Toxins can also enter the water cycle through run-off, affecting far more than your small patch. Keeping your garden pesticide-free will also allow natural predators to swoop in and deal with them, increasing the wildlife that visits your green spaces. And if you have small children or pets, keeping poisons out of reach can only be a good thing.