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Crystal Palace Football Club have announced a partnership with travel platform Train Hugger.

Roger Hampel

Crystal Palace Football Club has announced a three-year partnership with Train Hugger, the UK's first green train booking service. This exciting collaboration aims to promote sustainable travel options and help protect the environment by restoring the British countryside, one train journey at a time.

Train Hugger's mission is to plant 10 million healthy, resilient trees in the UK by 2025, and to achieve this, they will donate a minimum of 50p from every booking made through their platform towards tree planting initiatives. Through the partnership with Crystal Palace, Train Hugger will plant one tree for every booking made via a unique link through the club’s website and emails. This means that Palace fans can support the environment by simply booking their train tickets through Train Hugger's platform at no extra cost.

Barry Webber, the Commercial Director of Crystal Palace, expressed his excitement about the partnership, stating that Train Hugger's magnificent green credentials and commitment to planting thousands of trees near the club make them an ideal partner. He emphasized that the club actively promotes public transport for supporters and is always seeking ways to become more environmentally friendly. With this new partnership, Crystal Palace can help make a positive impact on the local environment and inspire other football clubs and sports teams to follow suit.

Edmund Caldecott, the CEO of Train Hugger, also expressed his excitement about the partnership, stating that it's their mission to restore the British countryside by making it simple and rewarding to take the train. Train Hugger works in partnership with the Royal Forestry Society and the Royal Scottish Forestry Society to create a network of diverse, climate-resilient woodlands across the country. With this new partnership, Train Hugger can expand its reach and plant more trees near where Palace fans live.

In summary, this partnership between Crystal Palace and Train Hugger is a significant step towards promoting sustainable travel options and protecting the environment. By encouraging fans to book their train tickets through Train Hugger's platform, the partnership can make a significant contribution to the tree planting initiatives and help restore the British countryside.



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