Planting in the park – Tia’s Trees

17th Aug

Come and join us planting in Hollingdean Park on Saturday 18 August from 11am.  There is so much to do in the park – planting, weeding, mulching, litter picking so please come along and make your local park a better place for our children to play in.

What is Tia’s Trees?

Tia’s Trees aims to improve Hollingdean Park for the enjoyment of all the community.  

Why was Tia’s Trees set up?

On Tuesday 31 August 2010, Remy and Julie Sharp lost their daughter Tia, who was born sleeping at 41 weeks. In Tiaʼs name, they wanted to support their local community, be able to see the difference she has made and benefit local children in a positive way.

What has happened so far?

In 2011, around 100 trees and shrubs were planted around the park including the cherry plum tree on the mound by the bench.  In 2012, hundreds of wildflowers were planted by the football pitch and a further 40 cherry plum trees planted along the road.  A new bench will be installed in the next month or so and we are hoping a new picnic bench will be installed by the end of the year.  We are also hoping to apply for funding for new playground equipment.

You can email us at with any comments or suggestions for future improvements to the park.

If you wish, you can donate to the project at:

Please note 50% of money donated through this page goes to SANDS charity.


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One Response to Planting in the park – Tia’s Trees

  1. ian elwick August 17, 2012 at 2:11 pm #

    Great idea about Tia’s Trees. What a great way to remember!
    I live in Hollingbury Road which is notable as being the only way of the Five Ways which has no street trees. Would anyone like to join us in a campaign to put trees along the street ?
    A. To help civilise the students
    B. To provid a nicer entry into Hollingdean

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