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29 %
raised of £100,000 target
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Erin McDaid

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust's Champions of Sherwood Appeal

Raising funds to Restore Sherwood Forest for Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust because we care about Sherwood's Wildlife

29 %
raised of £100,000 target
by 59 supporters

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust

We promote and protect local wildlife to ensure that people can see and enjoy it

Charity Registration No. 224168


Thanks for taking the time to visit our JustGiving Appeal page.

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust has set itself an ambitious target of raising £1 million through the Sherwood Forest Restoration Fund to support vital habitat conservation and restoration work in the heart of Sherwood Forest. To help us reach this target we want to raise £100,000 through this Just Giving Page.

Having championed the protection and restoration of Sherwood Forest for over 40 years, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust has an ambitious long-term vision for the Sherwood Forest

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust is committed to protecting and enhancing the remaining areas of Sherwood's forest and heathland but with key areas of the Forest still under threat, efforts to safeguard the future Sherwood Forest need new investment

Thanks to the support of our donors and members, our Appeal has got off to a great start, but the more we raise the more we can do in Sherwood Forest

Alongside efforts to protect the valuable remaining areas of woodland, wood pasture and heathland, the Wildlife Trust is working with partners to put back areas of the Forest lost to development, intensive agriculture or other changes in land use. In future, we believe that our success should be measured in terms of how much of the Sherwood Forest landscape we have restored, not just what we have managed to save.

Thanks to the expertise built up over fifty years of conserving Nottinghamshire's special wildlife areas and the knowledge of our local members and volunteers we believe that we can make a real difference – making every pound donated to the restoration fund count.         

We are already delivering the largest heathland recreation programme in recent years at Rufford Colliery and teaching hundreds of local children about the value of Sherwood Forest each year but with your help we can do more. Donations to the Sherwood Forest Restoration Fund will be spent directly on conservation and education programmes in the heart of Sherwood Forest, so become a Champion of Sherwood by making a donation today.         

By 2020 we are aiming to restore over 500 hectares of heathland and over 2km of riverside habitat in Sherwood Forest. We also hope to expand our education programme so that thousands of local young people can learn more about the wildlife and history of the Forest.

By supporting the Sherwood Restoration Fund you can be part of the next chapter in the Sherwood Forest story.

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity. So it’s the most efficient way to donate – saving time and cutting costs for the charity.


  • Large scale sand spreading at Thoresby Colliery - the 1st stage in restoring heathland
  • A wonderful image of a nightjar by John Smith - nightjar have bred at our Strawberry Hill heath reserve for the 1st time this year.
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