We’ve received so much wonderful support from a number of brilliant local and green businesses and we wanted to let you know about a few of them.
We are so delighted to have Natracare, maker of organic, natural menstrual products, as one of our major supporters.
Through 1% for the Planet, they first gave us £30,000 to help us buy Hazeland, and have since contributed another £10,000 to help us buy the land at Seend.
Natracare only uses natural materials and organic cotton which stops plastics from going into our oceans, reduces damage to our soil, and protects cotton workers. That puts them right in line with our ethos and we’re thrilled to be getting this donation from them. Learn more at www.natracare.com.
Room 212 and Alchemy 198
Sarah Thorp, owner of art gallery Room 212 and cafe/bar Alchemy 198, both on Gloucester Road in Bristol, has been a massive supporter of our project. She hosted a woodland-themed New Year’s Eve Party in aid of Avon Needs trees at Alchemy 198 and raised over £300, and on Friday she also played host to one of our Green Pub Quizzes.
She has also had lots of business card-sized Avon Needs Trees vouchers printed (all on recycled paper with water-based ink) to help her customers offset the environmental impact of their consumption. They’re for sale right now in both of Sarah’s businesses.
Thanks a lot Sarah!
In February 2020 we recently received a donation of £2000 from Achieve Breakthrough, a corporate personnel development company. To find out more about what they do visit their website. Huge thanks to Justin and all his team!
The Better Food Company
Thanks to Better Food Company for all of their support! Due to coronavirus they have had to stop using reusable coffee cups in their cafes and in order to deter people from using disposable ones, they have added an extra charge for anyone who buys one, and donating that extra cost to us! As of November we have already received close to £1000 and we hope this partnership will continue!
Better Food have also donated two gift hampers which we raffled off at fundraisers last summer, as well as allowed us to put our blue collecting boxes by the tills in their Whiteladies Road branch, which fill up wonderfully fast! To find out more about them go to www.betterfood.co.uk/
Aardvark arts and Crafts
The wonderful people of Aardvark Arts and Crafts have given £1000 to Avon Needs Trees to offset some of their carbon emissions. Thanks to Lynn and Nick for their contribution. If you’d like to check them out their store is in The Corn Exchange by St Nicholas’s Market in the centre of Bristol. There’s also more information available online.
James Ellis Stevens
We’ve also received a donation of £1000 from James Ellis Stevens!
James Ellis Stevens Ltd runs two sides to their business. They publish grettings cards under the name James Ellis which they sell to shops locally in Bristol and Bath, around the UK and worldwide. Their best known range is Paper Shakies which is 100% recyclable. More details at www.jamesellis.com.
Made By Ellis manufacture personalised gifts and stationery including notebooks, photo albums, height charts, writing sets and stationery. Learn more through their website; www.madebyellis.com.
Mad Max Tours
Mad Max Tours do small group day tours of places such as Glastonbury, Cheddar Gorge and Stone Henge and they’ve made a very generous donation of £1000 to help us buy Hazeland! For more information go to www.madmaxtours.co.uk. Thanks very much!
Boona Boona Coffee Roasters
Many thanks to Boona Boona Coffee Roasters for choosing ANT to benefit from their sales. They have pledged to donate around 5% of their profits each month to Avon Needs Trees, giving us very welcome monthly income. Many thanks to Jon Fowler and his team.
Neal’s Yard Remedies
Thanks to Neal’s Yard Remedies for kindly donating a wonderful selection of Bee Lovely products. Each of these has been getting raffled off at fundraising events we’ve organised lately and greatly helped to boost raffle ticket sales. See their website for more information.