A SOCIAL enterprise in Keighley which has helped tens of thousands of people from across the Bradford district to engage with nature is celebrating a milestone.

Get Out More – which runs forest schools and other outdoor programmes in parks, woodlands and green spaces – is ten years old.

And it marked the anniversary by planting a variety of trees at a Keighley-district primary school.

The organisation teamed-up with fellow Keighley social enterprise YORgreencic for the session, with pupils at Riddlesden St Mary's Primary.

Following the planting, there was a woodland birthday celebration where guests enjoyed cake around a campfire and were given a small tree or shrub to plant at home.

On the same day as the celebratory event, Get Out More donated £500 to the Woodland Trust to support the development of the new Captain Tom Memorial Wood – formerly Holme House Wood – in Keighley, renamed and being expanded in tribute to the locally-born charity fundraising hero the late Captain Sir Tom Moore.

Plus, the social enterprise has launched a series of anniversary awards for those who have been involved in its programmes over the years – with forest school kit, outdoor experiences and cash donations for community groups on offer.

Annie Berrington, founder and managing director of Get Out More, says: "We are very proud that our small enterprise has reached this milestone and we're grateful to all our funders, supporters and participants who have helped us get this far.

"In recognition of this and as part of our commitment to reinvest profits into the community, we are delighted to be planting trees which will give the next generation of children opportunities to connect with nature.

"We are also giving away several thousand pounds worth of awards to families, schools and community groups to help them get out more too.

"Locally and across the world we need nature now more than ever, and we are delighted to celebrate our 10th birthday by positively contributing to our local community and its environment.

"Our mission is to help people engage with nature to feel better in mind and body – bringing people together to be active and feel good."

Get Out More offers a wide range of year-round programmes for people of all ages, delivered through contracts with organisations, grant-funded schemes and its own bookable forest schools.

For further information, visit getoutmorecic.co.uk, email info@getoutmorecic.co.uk or call 01535 668588.