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 that the maker of organic, natural menstrual products Natracare is giving us £30,000 to buy Hazeland!
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 March 6th her venue will also play host to our next Green Pub Quiz.
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!
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 more info online at www.bristol.gov.uk/web/st-nicholas-markets/aardvark-bristol
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!
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; http://www.nealsyardremedies.com/
The Better Food Company
Thanks to the The Better Food Company who have not only allowed us to put our blue collecting boxes by the tills in their Whiteladies Road branch (they fill up wonderfully fast!), but they also donated two gift hampers which we raffled off at fundraisers last summer. To find out more about them go to www.betterfood.co.uk/