Avon Needs Trees Update

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Our new crowdfunder went live on the 15th August! If you’d like to support us with a donation head over to www.crowdfunder.co.uk/AvonNeedsTrees.

Our last crowdfunder closed last week and raised a fantastic £13,258. Thanks so much to everyone who contributed! We were blown away by everyone’s generosity and all of the lovely comments! With some other pledged donations and gift aid we will have already raised over £20,000.

This is a fantastic start, but we’ve got a long way to go in order to buy the 34 acre site at Hazeland. The bid we’ve had accepted on the land is for £325,000 and while we anticipate a huge majority of that money coming from large donors such as businesses and trust funds we still need all the help we can get from small donors as well.

If you’ve donated to us before please just share our campaign so that we can reach our goal as quickly as possible. We’ve calculated that every £2.50 gets us (roughly) 1 square metre closer!

You can go to www.crowdfunder.co.uk/AvonNeedsTrees to view the campaign and read more about the site we wish to buy and why we want to buy it.

If you would like to hold an event like this to raise funds for Avon Needs Trees please contact us and we can provide whatever display materials, collection boxes and publicity support you need. All ideas welcome!

Our next fundraising event is coming up this coming Sunday (18th August – tomorrow at time of writing) – a guided walk through some of Bristol’s underexplored natural areas with a professional conservationist. This is definitely going ahead whatever the weather but probably best if you bring sensible clothes and good shoes – very high chance of mud at the beginning of the walk!
Full details of this event and our upcoming green pub quizzes in Bath and Bristol can be found on Facebook at

Finally a bit of exciting news – one of our volunteers Rui Costa is kayaking 90 miles along the Kennet and Avon canal and raising money for Avon Needs Trees! You can check out his crowdfunder at
www.crowdfunder.co.uk/your-world-needs-trees, where he’s already hit his target of £300!

I’m going down to Bristol harbour on Monday morning to welcome him home! Good luck Rui! Paddle well!

Thanks very much!

Dorian Wainwright
Avon Needs Trees