Wiltshire residents will have the chance to plant trees every time they have their eyes or ears tested at Leighton’s 33 Wood St, Swindon. Leighton’s Opticians and Hearing Care are dreaming of a green Christmas. The family run group has teamed up with The Woodland Trust in a bid to help them plant a million trees by the end of 2019 as part of The Big Climate Fightback.

From November 23rd, which is the start of National Tree Week, until the end of December 2019, Leighton’s will give The Woodland Trust £1 from every Ultimate Eye Exam and Full Hearing Assessment appointment. Customers will also be given the option to donate £1 to the cause at the till.

“Leighton’s is all about helping our customers live life to the full by hearing, seeing, and doing more. We want to do more to ensure the health of our natural environment which is crucial to all of our lives. Getting out in nature is great for mind, body and soul and we want to help maintain and grow woodland spaces across UK for future generations,” says Ryan Leighton, CEO

All 34 branches of Leighton’s Optician’s and Hearing Care across the South of England will take part in the initiative and there will also be a range of indoor and outdoor events on offer.

From the opening of their first branch in 1928, Leighton’s, an independent brand, have made serving the community their focus. They appreciate how all of us benefit from the sights and sounds of nature and relish the role of planting acres of woodland throughout the UK this Christmas.

Leighton’s will also be venturing out with a spade on November 30th as part of The Woodland Trust’s mass public tree planting event and will continue to support them into 2020 with other initiatives.

Trees are our number one defence against climate change. They absorb carbon dioxide, which is one of the principle greenhouse gases. They also provide oxygen for us to breathe, cool our cities and fight flooding by making landscapes more resilient.

The Woodland Trust hope to plant 60 million trees, that’s almost one for every member of the UK population, in the next five years. Leighton’s think that’s worth celebrating!