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Vitax sign Wood Fair sponsorship deal

Friday, 4th July 2014

Vitax - one of the UK’s leading specialists in the manufacture of garden and horticulture products – has signed a two year deal to sponsor The National Forest’s Wood Fair.

Celebrating its tenth year this August, The National Forest Wood Fair attracts over 5,000 visitors from across the UK every August Bank Holiday Monday.

Based within the National Forest in Coalville, Leicestershire, Vitax is a family-owned, third-generation British business that has been manufacturing garden and horticultural products for over 100 years.

This will be the fourth year Vitax has supported The National Forest, working in partnership with the company for the past three yearsto help create three hectares of woodland at Normanton le Heath by planting 6,000 trees.

“Vitax already has strong links with The National Forest and we wanted to extend that support by sponsoring the Wood Fair,” saysPaul Gooding, Vitax’s chairman.

“The event raises awareness not just about the need to protect and cherish the environment but increases visibility of how wood is used and can be used. 

“Over the next few months we will be working together to promote the event, especially amongst our suppliers and customers.  It is already hugely successful and we want to help spread the message of the good work The National Forest does whilst having fun along the way.”

Covering 200 square miles in the heart of England, The National Forest is maturing as the boldest environmentally-led regeneration project undertaken in the UK. 

Lynne Richards, head of fundraising for the National Forest Company, says: “Our partnership with Vitax helps our work significantly and this event will be a great opportunity to promote the importance of wood and the environmental and educational aspects of the work we do with visitors.

“The National Forest Wood Fair is proud to continue into its tenth year and we are thrilled that Vitax have chosen to continue its journey with us.”

With a full programme in force, the fair will feature 100 exhibitors and live demonstrations of woodworking skills, craft displays and chainsaw sculpting.

The event will take place on Monday, 25 August from 9am-6pm at Beacon Hill Country Park, Leicestershire. 

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