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2%
£940
raised of £32,000 target by 12 supporters

    Weʼve raised £940 to save 'Ablington Woods'

    Ablington / Figheldean
    Funded on Thursday, 16th January 2020

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    Help us raise the funds to save our 'Ablington Woods'

    Ablington Woods were to be auctioned on 29th May this year, but with the swift intervention of Figheldean Parish Councillors Jackie Dryden (Vice Chair) and Tina Cole plus Carol Watton the then Parish Clerk, and with the help of our MP Claire Perry who intervened on our behalf, we managed to negotiate with the DIO (Department of Infrastructure Organisation) who were selling the woods to purchase them for £27,500 for the Parish. A 10% deposit was paid before the auction date (phew!) and we were given nine months to fund raise for the remainder.

    We need to raise £32,000 to include solicitor fees and maintenance for the first year. The parish council will also need to find a contractor to maintain the woods; we will organise an annual fundraiser to contribute towards its upkeep.

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    • Lee Searles1 year ago
      Lee Searles

      Lee Searles

      1 year ago

      A total of £20,883 raised so far and more keeps coming in, please don't let stop you from donating though! We getting there! Over halfway now!

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    • Lee Searles1 year ago
      Lee Searles

      Lee Searles

      1 year ago

      We are actually at a nice sum of £15,500 from here and the events that have happened so far............more to come......keep an eye on the local events! Remember you can donate directly to the Parish Council who are buying the woods on our behalf, so please contact Sandra Burch the Parish Clerk. Email parishclerkfigheldean@gmail.com (This avoids the JustGiving page the fees then!).

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    • Lee Searles1 year ago
      Lee Searles

      Lee Searles

      1 year ago

      we already reached a nice sum of £795 on the JustGiving page! remeber you can donate directly to the Parish Council who are buying the woods on our behalf please contact Sandra Burch the Parish Clerk. Email parishclerkfigheldean@gmail.com (aviods the JustGiving page the fees then!).

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    Supporters

    12

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jan 8, 2020

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jan 7, 2020

      £50.00

    • Denise Hope

      Denise Hope

      Jan 7, 2020

      Spent many a time ‘trespassing’ in those woods in my childhood!

      £20.00

    • Howard

      Howard

      Aug 27, 2019

      £25.00

    • Belinda Joyce

      Belinda Joyce

      Jun 30, 2019

      £5.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 28, 2019

    • Hazel Lewington

      Hazel Lewington

      Jun 28, 2019

      To help keep the wood for future generations

      £20.00

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    Lee Searles

    Lee Searles

    Ablington / Figheldean

    Save Our Woods Monies will be paid​ into the Parish Council account. If you would like to help with any events or would like to set up your own, then please email jackiedryden@live.co.uk

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