Weʼre raising £2,000 to fund vital equipment for outdoor education, events, and activities
- York; Selby
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This summer at the Woodmeadow Trust we’re hosting a whole range of activities to reach out to the local community, making our flagship site, Three Hagges Woodmeadow at Escrick near York, a heart of activity. We want to allow those of all ages to engage with wildlife and learn about the natural world around them. From our big 24 hour BioBlitz event in July to our Bat Night in August, there’s something for everyone to get involved in.
The Woodmeadow Trust was founded in 2013 in response to the catastrophic loss of biodiversity being seen in the UK - only 3% of our meadows are left compared to World War Two, many species are declining or heading dangerously close to extinction, and the climate crisis is an all too real threat. We’re a pioneering charity that is taking action to enrich the countryside by not just planting a wood or a meadow, but a ‘woodmeadow’, a mosaic of trees and grassland that’s particularly rich in biodiversity.
Woodmeadow Trust (formerly Hagge Woods Trust) is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) number 1151831
We need you
But to continue doing our great work like the events mentioned above in the future, we need your help. We need the money to buy fresh equipment to help manage our woodmeadow and to continue to reach the demands of our highly successful outdoor education programme. We know that £2,000 is an ambitious amount, but with your help we can get there!
What do we need?
The equipment we need to continue delivering our education work ranges from the small to large scale! From installing an outdoor sink to buying miniature microscopes that you can attach to your phone, everything we can get is truly vital. We need sweep nets to collect invertebrates to study, pond nets and trays to collect and study aquatic life, bat detectors, and an outdoor whiteboard to help us track the species we observe, just to name a few. For £500 we can buy and install an outdoor sink, and from just £10 we can buy a smartphone microscope.
Just some of the equipment we need (clockwise from top left): sweep nets; specimen pots; enamel camping pots and cups; pond trays; microscopes.
Why is a woodmeadow so important?
Take a look at this video of Meg Abu Hamdan, a supporter and volunteer at the Woodmeadow Trust, to hear about why creating and managing this habitat is so vital.
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Not able to donate yourself? That’s more than fine - we fully appreciate not everyone will be able to. We would however love it if you’d be able to share this fundraiser with your family, friends, or colleagues. Every share will get us seen by more people and get us one step closer to funding this vital equipment. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Whether you’re able to donate or not, we’d love for you to visit us! We’re free to visit and are open from dawn to dusk, 365 days a year. For more information head to our website and take a look at our list of events!
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Jul 15, 2019
Jul 14, 2019
Good luck - it is a wonderful project. Peter and Susie
Jul 14, 2019
Mark and Clare Armour
Jul 11, 2019
Good luck with reaching your target. Sorry we can’t be with you.
Jul 11, 2019
Wishing you all the best with this great endeavour.
Jul 11, 2019
Jul 10, 2019
We’re so sorry that we’re unable to join you for the play and picnic, best of luck with the fundraiser, it sounds a lovely idea xx
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We're a small charity (registered charity number 1151831) at Escrick near York working to improve biodiversity by creating a woodmeadow habitat on a 25ha site