A TOTAL of 500 new trees are set to be planted in the Yorkshire Dales, thanks to a bumper cash boost from a financial firm. 

JD Haspel, based in London, has pledged £5000 to the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust and the group's bid to spruce up the national park. 

With the team at JD Haspel celebrating the end of their Green Month - where money was raised for several charities supporting sustainability and human rights - bosses were delighted to hand over the cash to the worthy cause. 

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Martha Montagne from JD Haspel said: “Whilst looking for an organisation to help us with our goal of planting some new trees in 2021, we were thrilled to discover Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust and their projects to create new woodlands across the Yorkshire Dales.

“As it becomes ever more obvious that we must all act before it’s too late, the 500 trees that YDMT will help us plant this year mark the first step that JD Haspel will be taking in the right direction towards tackling climate change.”

Sarah Hodgson, YDMT development officer, said: “It is great to partner with an organisation that is environmentally aware and wants to make a difference.

“JD Haspel’s vital support will help us ensure that we can help plant woodland in the Dales that not only counteracts the effects of climate change but also provides habitat for wildlife and breathing spaces for all.”