A tree has been donated to the National Paralympic Heritage Trust, based at the birthplace of the Paralympics, Stoke Mandeville ©NPHT

A tree has been donated to the birthplace of the Paralympic Games, Stoke Mandeville, in memory of Queen Elizabeth II.

The tree was given to the National Paralympic Heritage Trust (NPHT), a non-profit organisation that aims to protect and share British Paralympic heritage.

It was one of 300 trees from a sculpture at Buckingham Palace in London, entitled Tree of Trees, which were dedicated to organisations across the United Kingdom.

The tree has been given to the NPHT in recognition of its involvement in the project "Sing a Song for the Queen’s Jubilee" alongside Aylesbury-based theatre group I Have A Voice Too, which supports adults with additional learning needs.

As part of the project director Sebastian Lister and Paralympian and musician Robin Surgeoner MBE worked with the organisation to create a musical piece and song to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal Family’s contribution to disability sport, particularly through the Paralympics and Commonwealth Games.

"I Have A Voice Too! and the NPHT are incredibly thankful to Countess Elizabeth Howe, His Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire and the Royal Palace for this donation, now planted at Stoke Mandeville Stadium, where the pot from the sculpture is also now displayed within the Ceremonies case," said the NPHT’s chief executive Victoria Hope-Walker.

"We are proud and privileged to have received this tree and pot from the Tree of Trees sculpture.

"We shall cherish both as part of our collection, which recognises and highlights the ongoing support of the Royal Family towards the Paralympic Games, from the birth of these Games in the 1940s to the present day."

Queen Elizabeth II, who was the head of the Commonwealth, died at the age of 96 in September, and struggled with mobility issues in the later part of her life.

At this year’s Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games in July and August she was represented by King Charles III, then Prince Charles, who succeeded her as British monarch following her death.