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PUBLISHED: 16:26 08 April 2009 | UPDATED: 10:36 23 August 2010

Green fingered: Soroptimists and brownies enjoy a day’s planting.

Green fingered: Soroptimists and brownies enjoy a day's planting.

A WOMEN S organisation and brownies group have planted more than 100 trees as part of an international community event. Gravesend Soroptimists and 4th Milton Brownies held the mammoth gardening event at Kay s Garden, Meopham, on Saturday. The event was

A WOMEN'S organisation and brownies group have planted more than 100 trees as part of an international community event.

Gravesend Soroptimists and 4th Milton Brownies held the mammoth gardening event at Kay's Garden, Meopham, on Saturday.

The event was held as part of the Soroptimists' annual Saturday of Service where groups around the world undertake some form of community work.

More than 700 trees have been donated by the Woodlands Trust as part of its campaign to plant 12 million trees across the UK.

Sheilah Cooper, president of Thames Division Guiding, said: "The Trust's forest tree planting is an ideal project for the Guiding Movement's Centenary Year and gives our young members an opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors.

"Gravesend Soroptimists have given us a good start in helping to clear the site and begin the planting."

Other guides and brownies groups in the area will continue planting tress at the site over the next year as part of the Girlguiding UK: Changing the World Project which enables them to leave an environmental legacy and have a chance to develop new skills.

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