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£950raised of £4,000 target by 12 supporters

    Weʼve raised £950 to fund a Pick Up for Lochbroom Woodfuels

    Ullapool, Wester Ross, Scottish Highlands.
    Funded on Friday, 30th November 2018

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    Lochbroom Woodfuels is a community-owned social enterprise. Providing a reliable and sustainable woodfuel supply chain for the local community, reducing Ullapool's fossil fuel usage, mitigating fuel poverty and creating employment.

    Our Old Lady Landy needs to retire and Lochbroom Woodfuels needs funding for a pick up truck to replace her. Ullapool Community Trust have kindly given us a loan but it needs to be repaid, the sooner the better so we are asking for help. All that we can offer is a warm feeling, a glow of satisfaction that you are helping secure the future of this local woodfuel enterprise.

    * If you value firewood deliveries to your door

    * If you value locally sourced, sustainable woodfuel

    * If you value our free stacking service for elderly and vulnerable customers

    * If you value training and employment opportunities in your local community

    *** PLEASE HELP ***

    We urgently need to raise £4000 to replace our ancient Landrover - dear Lady Landy - and we can do it, if every one of Landy’s friends and supporters gives just £15

    Lady Landy has given her all - delivering over 200 tons of firewood to households in Lochbroom and Coigach last winter alone - but she is no longer up to the job. She’s tired and, like many of us of a certain age (myself included) a bit leaky. Her gusset is rotting. Her hips are wide, but they can no longer cope with the weight. It’s time to retire.

    Ullapool Community Trust have given us a loan to buy a replacement delivery vehicle, but of course loans must be repaid which means additional financial pressure on a small social enterprise where margins are extremely tight. The more we can raise from our community - from our friends, supporters, customers - the less debt we will need to take on.

    You may not have met Landy but if you visit our website or our Facebook page you can see her and the other members of the LBWF team.

    If you believe in what LBWF is aiming to achieve for our community - affordable fuel, locally and sustainably sourced, caring for our customers and offering training and employment opportunities - please give just £15 or whatever you can afford. We are so grateful for your support to help LBWF continue to thrive.

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    • Gillian Wilson5 months ago
      Gillian Wilson

      Gillian Wilson

      5 months ago

      The new pick up is may be not as characterful as the old girl but its a good worker. Bought with a loan from Ullapool Community Trust which we are now fund raising to repay. We are 21% towards our goal of £4K please spread the word. Support Lochbroom Woodfuels.

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    6 months ago

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    Page last updated on: 11/29/2018 11:50 AM

    Supporters

    12

    • John menzies

      John menzies

      Nov 29, 2018

      £100.00

    • Nick & Annette Mason

      Nick & Annette Mason

      Jul 23, 2018

      £500.00

    • Frederick Geddes

      Frederick Geddes

      Jul 6, 2018

      Keep on trucking

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 1, 2018

      All the best!

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 1, 2018

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 29, 2018

    • Hilary Muray

      Hilary Muray

      Jun 26, 2018

      £30.00

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    Gillian Wilson

    Gillian Wilson

    Ullapool, Wester Ross, Scottish Highlands.

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