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Closed 27/06/2020

32%
£295
raised of £900 target by 11 supporters

    Weʼve raised £295 to help preserve the language of nature and to donate a copy of The Lost Words book to every primary & secondary school in Waltham Forest

    London Borough of Waltham Forest, UK
    Funded on Saturday, 27th June 2020

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    “Once upon a time words began to vanish from the language of children. They disappeared so quietly at first, almost no one noticed- fading away like water on stone. The words were those that children used to name the natural word around them. The words were those that children used to name the natural world around them: adder, bluebell, bramble, conker-gone! Fern, heather, kingfisher, otter, raven, willow, wren- all of them gone!

    And so begins The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris. The Oxford Junior Dictionary dropped a number of words in nature and replaced these with words such as blog and broadband. Words are being lost from our language at an alarming rate. We would like help preserve the language of nature by raising enough money to donate a book to every primary and secondary school in Waltham Forest, which is one of the most deprived areas in London. Please support us at #Wordsofthewoods. Thank you.

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    • A Mughal1 year ago
      A Mughal

      A Mughal

      1 year ago

      Thank you for all the donations to date. As a result I have started delivering books to schools in Leyton and Leytonstone. Please keep giving so that I can complete the mission and get a copy of The Lost Words book into every school in Waltham Forest.

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    • A Mughal2 years ago
      A Mughal

      A Mughal

      2 years ago

      Thank you for your donations and support so far! We have raised £210, which will provide each school in Leyton and Leytobstone with a copy of The Lost Words book. We are moving into Phase 3 of the #Wordsofthewoods campaign, where we are looking to raise £50, to provide a book to each of the schools in Highams Park. Many thanks for your kindness and generosity so far.

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    Supporters

    11

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 6, 2020

    • Lottie

      Lottie

      May 11, 2019

    • Pauline

      Pauline

      Apr 28, 2019

      Nor will they hear the song of birds... ‘Let Nature Sing’ track this week— let’s keep them wanting these things... thanks for doing this Anoara.

      £5.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 4, 2018

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 18, 2018

    • M JORDAN

      M JORDAN

      Apr 27, 2018

      Good Luck with this great initiative. It's a wonderful book.

      £15.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 10, 2018

      Good luck with this inspiring campaign!

      £10.00

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    A Mughal

    A Mughal

    London Borough of Waltham Forest, UK

    An eternal optimist, passionate about education, I have always been interested in language acquisition & linguistics. Language & nature are human needs, both of which need preserving. A former writing moderator,I am currently an Assistant Head & English Lead, in Waltham Forest.

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