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£1,215
raised of £1,000 target by 30 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,215 to rescue 750,000 oak saplings that will be destroyed if not planted soon

    Egham, Surrey
    Funded on Friday, 4th June 2021

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    Story

    The climate and ecological emergency became even more pressing when in April 2020, it was reported that 750,000 Oak saplings were to be burnt.

    Why are they going to be destroyed?

    Nurseries up and down the country had started growing oaks on the basis of a promise by the UK Government in 2014 to start a huge national planting scheme. However, they have reneged on this vital promise. The UK has the the worst tree cover of all European nations, at just 13%, compared to an average of 30%.

    Save The Oaks Campaign was created following unprecedented response from groups and individuals who have pledged to buy and plant these Oaks throughout the UK.

    I saw this campaign shortly after last Christmas (2020). As a climate activist, I could not bear to sit by and do nothing. So I have been talking to both Surrey County Council and various borough councils to find sites and funding to plant some of these magnificent trees.

    And now I'm reaching out to the people of Surrey (and beyond)!

    Help me to help the campaign, raise as much money as possible to buy more saplings. These trees will, in turn, absorb carbon emissions, improve our air quality, improve local bio-diversity and defend against soil erosion and flooding. And not just now but for future generations

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    • Steve Ringham6 months ago
      Steve Ringham

      Steve Ringham

      6 months ago

      We did it! A couple of donations this week have taken the campaign past it's fund-raising target - collectively, you have helped me raise £1125!! I am so touched by your overwhelming generosity. A special mention this week needs to go out to Cllr Jan Doerfel from Spelthorne Borough Council. His donation from his Better Neighbourhood Grant got us over the line. But I want to thank every single donor - it is truly heart-warming to know there are so many like-minded people in the community. Thank you, one and all! Steve

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    30

    • Max Smart

      Max Smart

      Apr 3, 2021

      Well done you. If it was not for our ancestors we would not have the oaks of today. So planting oaks now we are giving pleasure to our grand and great grand children. They will thank us for it

      £30.00

    • John and Sandra B

      John and Sandra B

      Apr 3, 2021

      We need the trees but we need caring people more - well done

      £10.00

    • Kath Sanders

      Kath Sanders

      Apr 3, 2021

      A great cause. Good luck Steve🌱🌿🌳

      £30.00

    • Community Life Magazines

      Community Life Magazines

      Mar 25, 2021

      Well done for reaching your goal and thank you so much for the trees.

      £20.00

    • Cllr Jan Doerfel, Spelthorne Borough Council

      Cllr Jan Doerfel, Spelthorne Borough Council

      Mar 25, 2021

      Well done Steve, here is an allocation from my Better Neighbourhood Grant fund. Looking forward to seeing lots of trees in Spelthorne!

      £250.00

    • Danielle Driver

      Danielle Driver

      Mar 24, 2021

      Great job everyone thank you 🌳

      £5.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Mar 11, 2021

      Great cause, all the best.

      £40.00

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    Steve Ringham

    Steve Ringham

    Egham, Surrey

    Hello! I'm a climate activist, amongst other things, and causes like this are very dear to my heart

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