We’ve received so much wonderful support from a number of brilliant local businesses and we wanted to let you know about a few of them.

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’s hosting a woodland-themed New Year’s Eve Party at Alchemy 198. There’ll be DJs playing a variety of music downstairs while upstairs will be a bit more chilled out. Sarah is encouraging everyone dress up as their favourite woodland creature (or tree!) or just enjoy the decorations.

For full details go to

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 and will also be available at the bar at New Year’s Eve.

Sarah has been a big champion of Avon Needs Trees in the press, organising newspaper articles in Bristol 24/7 and Bristol Live going on BBC Radio Bristol with John Darvall to talk about us.

For more information on either of Sarah’s businesses visit either of her two wesbites; and

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

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 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;

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