Auden is proud to announce a new partnership with the Trees for Cities charity.
Trees for Cities is an independent charity set up in 1993. It works with urban communities to plant trees in deprived parts of our cities to grow stronger neighbourhoods, enhance urban landscapes and improve people’s health and happiness.
Their work focuses on areas of social and economical deprivation bringing together local communities to work on practical greening and educational projects in urban spaces. The work of Trees for Cities places a special emphasis on the involvement of local people and especially disadvantaged people who often suffer barriers to participation and are disengaged from their local environment.
Trees for Cities currently deliver projects within the UK in cities such as London, Reading, Birmingham, Nottingham, Peterborough, Sheffield and Bradford and also overseas in Nairobi, Addis Ababa, La paz and Ica.
Auden Guitars has agreed to fund a tree, it’s planting, first year maintenance and community involvement for every guitar sold. A unique, prototype Auden guitar has also been donated to the charity to be auctioned as part of the Trees for Cities Christmas 2013 auction.
Commenting on the new partnership Auden director Doug Sparkes said ‘There is no escaping the fact that guitars are made of wood and wood comes from trees. As a principal, cutting down trees is not a good idea so we wanted to do something to try and redress the balance. Working with Trees for Cities enables us to do that in a structure that also does great work in some of the most challenging communities across the UK’.
This year Trees for Cities are celebrating their 20th anniversary.