Why grow a Forest?

uring the Pandemic we have come together as a society to protect each other from physical harm, from the Coronavirus. We believe that we must now consider our nation’s emotional and mental wellness. Today is the time when we need to begin to collectively act to support the bereaved and demonstrate our compassion towards those whose lives have been impacted because of Covid-19.

That is why we are working on a project to grow a network of Forest of Memories in the UK. We will plant, at a minimum, a tree for every life lost in the UK because of Covid-19. Each Forest of Memories will be created on themes that will also create a way to remember everyone impacted in other ways by the pandemic, help fight climate change and benefit UK biodiversity, and they will become an educational, recreational, and cultural resource for local communities.

The Forests of Memories will be true legacies for our society, legacies that create something good from the ashes of these tragic times.


The Forest of Memories Team

The Forest of Memories is a not-for-profit project run by ‘Our Heroes’ Community Interest Company (CIC). Our Heroes CIC’s mission is to create positive outcomes in the world through developing commercial enterprises that are humanitarian, ethical, and environmentally sustainable.

James Young
Chief Partnerships Officer

James is the one who creates strong partner relationships and ensures everyone achieves their desired outcomes. He makes us stronger than we would be working alone.

Salmaan Nasser
Chief Vision Officer

Salmaan is the one who started the Forest of Memories project from a sincere desire to help people who had been bereaved during the pandemic. He creates the vision to inspire us.

Robert Streeter
Chief Growth Officer

Robert is the one who converts our shared desire to help people into defined strategies, designed solutions, and coordinated actions.  He steers us so we make the vision a reality.