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Have you bagged your tree yet?

Staff Recognition Roadshow

Since Lincolnshire Recognition launched on 4 April, almost 3000 NHS employees across Lincolnshire have received a free sapling to plant – why don’t you join them?

Lincolnshire Recognition is a new countywide tree-planting programme, created to reward and honour the Lincolnshire NHS team’s commitment, endurance, and skill throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Visit to register for your free sapling and to sign up for the honorary NHS Woodland Lincolnshire tree-planting programme.

On the Lincolnshire Recognition website you can also tell your own COVID-19 pandemic story and share your reasons for planting a tree.

We’ve already received so many heartfelt and poignant dedications – here’s a small selection:  

“As we learn to live with COVID this tree will be a poignant reminder of some dark times, but also of new beginnings and with time we and the tree will grow stronger.”

“Like many of us, I worked throughout the pandemic, mostly with older adults in care homes, a great many of whom were sadly taken by the virus. This tree will be planted in memory of those lost too soon.”

“I’m actually planting this tree for my best friend and her three kids. She is pretty amazing despite the difficulties she faces, especially with COVID. It’s for people like her that we do what we do.”

“I hope to enjoy watching this tree grow, not just for me to appreciate but also for my children and grandchildren (and hopefully future generations to come).”

“I want my tree to be planted out in the open where there are no houses and just nature in its raw state. I dedicate my tree to all the members of our NHS family who have flown over the rainbow due to COVID.”

“I’d like to dedicate my tree to all my secretarial and admin colleagues who continued to work all through the pandemic with the same dedication as always.”

“I’m planting this tree for my mum, as a place to sit and remember her.”

Lincolnshire Recognition Roadshow

The Lincolnshire Recognition Roadshow continues to visit NHS sites near you, so that you can collect the sapling you have chosen and get planting!

The remaining Lincolnshire Recognition roadshow events take place between 11am and 2pm on the following dates:


Thursday 5 May, 11am – 2pm, grassed area adjacent to the Pilgrim Restaurant, PE21 9QS


Tuesday 3 May, 11am – 2pm, Bourne Health Clinic, PE10 9XA


Wednesday 4 May, 11am – 2pm, Grantham Hospital, NG31 8DG


Thursday 5 May, 11am – 2pm, Cross O’Cliff Court, Bracebridge Heath, LN4 2HN


Wednesday 4 May, 11am – 2pm, Bridge House, NG34 8GG


Tuesday 3 May, 11am – 2pm, Johnson Community Hospital, PE11 3DT


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Published 03/05/2022