Barbour partners with the National Trust to “fund clean-up and restoration” caused by Storm Arwen
Barbour has teamed up with the National Trust, Europe’s largest conservation charity, to help fund the clean-up and restoration efforts in the North East of England following the extensive damage that was caused by Storm Arwen over 26 and 27 November 2021.
The efforts will focus on woodland restoration work in the Northumberland estates of Wallington near Morpeth and Cragside near Rothbury, as well as work at the historic landmark, Hadrian’s Wall.
Barbour has also committed to plant 10,000 trees as part of the support, and another 90,000 globally as part of its own ‘More Trees’ project, supporting areas that have witnessed large-scale deforestation.
The British outdoor brand will additionally help the National Trust to achieve its aim of planting 20 million native trees across England, Wales and Northern Ireland by 2030.
Dame Margaret Barbour, commented: “As a North East brand we are very proud of our roots and the history and heritage that our region has to offer. Barbour has always been synonymous with the British countryside, and our partnership with the National Trust enables us to support their inspiring work and help preserve the countryside for future generations.”
Mike Innerdale, Regional Director for the North of England at the National Trust, said: “Storm Arwen changed some National Trust landscapes in Northumberland forever. But, thanks to Barbour’s generous donation, the work on the ground to restore, repair and replant can continue at pace.”