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Jo McManus

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raised of £500 target by 66 supporters

Weʼre raising £500 to help Avon Needs Trees buy land in Seend

Seend, Wiltshire
5 days to go

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UPDATE: buying land can be a tricky business and this week Avon Needs Trees let me know that the purchase process may have hit a snag relating to possible archaeology on the site (I don’t have any details to give at the moment). ANT are working very hard to resolve the issue in such a way that protects all interests. We’ll know more over the coming days and weeks. With this in mind you may want to hold off sponsoring me if you haven’t already - I’ll keep my JustGiving page open after my ‘tree run’ next weekend.

Avon Needs Trees is an excellent charity who work with academic and conservation partners and they will use any of our donations for a similar scheme in our region if the land at Seend is unable to go ahead.

For those who have already sponsored me, thanks you so much! It’s amazing to have made it to £1k. Hopefully the land purchase at Seend will go ahead, but if it doesn’t then I will offer a refund at that time.

I'll be covering the JustGiving processing costs so that 100% of your generous donations will reach Avon Needs Trees.

My story and more about the project

I'll be running 10k on 27th Feb dressed as a tree (I'm not sure quite how I'm going to do this yet) to help raise funds for Avon Needs Trees who have an option to buy 19 acres of land in the heart of Seend and create a forest, a community orchard and meadow (land outlined in red in the map below).

They are not far off raising the funds they need by spring but still need further support. They hope to have acquired the land by this summer so that a pond can be created, basic biodiversity studies performed and preparations made for planting approx 10,000 native broadleaf trees and around 100 orchard trees in the winter.

The main aims of this project are to lock-up carbon, improved biodiversity and create a beautiful public space. Avon Needs Trees are supported by the Environment Agency, the Woodland Trust, the Bristol-Avon Rivers Trust and the Wildlife Trust.

Our community will be be stakeholders in this project and Avon Needs Trees will encourage volunteers to help with the development and long term management of this space.

I'll be doing the run, covered in twigs, leaves and branches around a route in our local villages. If you have any ideas for how to create my costume let me know!

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    • Karen Cubberley

      Karen Cubberley

      Feb 27, 2021

      Fantastic effort, Jo. Even better than the elephant costume!


    • Katherine


      Feb 27, 2021

      Only you could dress as a tree 🌲. Bloody brilliant


    • Georgina


      Feb 27, 2021


    • Jenny Dalton

      Jenny Dalton

      Feb 27, 2021

      Well done you nutter! Here's the 2nd installment!


    • Joni


      Feb 27, 2021

      Congratulations on your run JoBest wishes, Joni & Derek Ashpole


    • Anonymous


      Feb 27, 2021


    • Nicole Feuersenger

      Nicole Feuersenger

      Feb 27, 2021

      Lovely cause... thank you for raising so much money for it! Liam, Nicole, Monte & Arlo


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