A charity has returned to its roots to plant up to 500 trees as part of a new campaign.

The woodland has been donated by the owners of Micklefield Hall in Sarratt to Cure Parkinson's, which was founded in Croxley Green.

The charity is searching for ways to slow, stop or even reverse Parkinson's disease and 'Planting for a Cure' allows hundreds of trees to be planted and dedicated to those who have pledged to leave a gift to Cure Parkinson’s in their will.

The Lord-Lieutenant of Hertfordshire, Robert Voss, was invited to join the owners of Micklefield Hill, Anna and Jamie Rankin, and representatives of Cure Parkinson's on March 14 to plant the final tree.

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The project is also in recognition of the Queen’s Green Canopy to celebrate her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee and sees Cure Parkinson's return to Micklefield Hall after the charity was initially based there during its early years.

Helen Matthews, deputy chief executive of Cure Parkinson’s, said: "The charity is hugely grateful to Anna and Jamie Rankin for maintaining this wonderful connection and donating the land.

"We are leaving no stone unturned to find cures for Parkinson’s. We hope that before the trees in our legacy wood have grown too many inches, we will be able to share encouraging breakthroughs."

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Mrs Rankin added: "We are thrilled to help this wonderful charity. We have been involved with Cure Parkinson’s since its launch here in 2005 so we feel a special connection.

"We also love trees (and the Queen!) so this is definitely a win win project for us."