Law firm Carey Olsen has donated 73 trees to Grouville FC which have been planted at Le Boulivot. The trees come courtesy of the Sigma Group’s ‘Points = Trees’ planting scheme where vouchers are earned by companies purchasing office supplies.

Gary Philpott, Carey Olsen’s facilities manager, said that the scheme was a good idea but what made it stand out was the ability to donate the trees earned to a specific partner.

“As a sponsor of Grouville FC we are always looking for ways to support the club. Our deal with Sigma means that we earn trees to plant with every order we make. Being able to plant our first consignment of 73 trees at Le Boulivot will hopefully make a big difference to the club.”

George Noel of Grouville FC said the club were looking forward to planting the trees:

“We’ve been looking to develop the area around our pitch for a while so this donation is helping us in that and really improve the look and feel of the place. We’re very grateful to Carey Olsen for their ongoing sponsorship of the club and their support.”

Mr Philpott said that the firm valued the sche

me as it enabled them to offset their consumption of supplies, particularly paper. “As a law firm we use a significant amount of paper and other resources and this is a good way to ensure that we put something back into the environment. The fact that we can do this locally gives us added pleasure.”

An order of around £50 is equivalent to 125 or one tree with the Sigma ‘Points = Trees’ initiative. Sigma Group’s David Adcock said:

“This scheme gives our customers the chance to offset some of their consumption. We think it is important to plant these trees locally and help local clubs and associations to develop their land for the benefit of islanders. We hope Grouville FC will enjoy their new trees for many years to come.”