EastEnders star Charlie Brooks last week launched Healthy Planet’s £20+0=£29 scheme for schools at west London’s Ravenscourt Theatre school.
The special guest, who plays Janine Butcher, spoke openly about the importance of her own daughter’s future and her growing awareness of the impact the environment will have on this. Her appearance will help to raise awareness of the scheme and encourage other mothers to adopt land, starting from £20 a plot, which will ensure at least £9 goes back to their child’s school as a ‘Healthy Learning’ grant.
Charlie was greeted at the early evening event by students and parents eager to meet the EastEnders star at their school.
The actress admitted, “I found out about Healthy Planet’s £20+0=£29 idea from my own mother. As a relatively new parent I have a passionate interest in my daughter Kiki’s welfare and became more aware of what is important to our children’s future. I liked how Healthy Planet were mixing support for local schools through their healthy and conservation learning, with green projects around the world.”
Charlie further explained how she plans to adopt plots of land to give as gifts this Christmas.
“They will be unique personalised gifts that were actually fun to to put together. I got to put my choice of picture, message and name on their Land Guardian Certificate; no two people can adopt the same plot and anyone can visit it using Healthy Planet’s Goggle satellite images,” she said.
“I even adopted a plot for £20 to replace my Christmas cards this year. All my loved ones can see which parkland will benefit as well as directly saving trees (or part of one) from becoming Xmas cards. But most importantly, I liked this because the charity lets me choose to give back to the school.”
If you would like to adopt land as gift this Christmas and help your school at the same time visit http://www.healthyplanet.org/work/schoolsxmas.aspx