100,000 steps closer to forest greens

Walking and running towards a greener England and a greener future

HEART OF ENGLAND FOREST
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100,000 steps closer to forest greens
HEART OF ENGLAND FOREST
HEART OF ENGLAND FOREST
£46.60 donated
+£11.50 Gift Aid = £58.10
47% of £100.00 goal
Ended Apr 04, 2021 22:00
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Gabi’s story

Gabi

I think this is such an important and valuable project! Reforestation has huge socio-environmental benefits. I would love to help the Heart of England Forest reach its ambitious, specific and massively impactful goal of 30,000 acres of carbon-absorbing, wildlife-supporting beautiful green forestry.


That's why I'm committing to taking 100,000 steps towards this incredible target! Please support me and this wonderful charity, and help us get to a greener, cleaner and more biodiverse future.



At only 13%, Britain has one of the lowest percentages of tree cover in Europe. This has taken a terrible toll on the environment, people and wildlife.


The Heart of England Forest is an exciting and ambitious charity. It wants to help reverse centuries of woodland decline and create and conserve a magnificent 30,000 acre broadleaf forest for the benefit of the environment, wildlife and people – a place of enduring natural beauty, protected and secured for generations to come.


The Forest covers a mosaic of habitats across 7,000 acres of land in Warwickshire and Worcestershire, including 4,000 acres of new woodland and 600 acres of mature and ancient woodland. So far, nearly 1.9 million trees have been planted.

To learn more please visit www.heartofenglandforest.com

All funds raised will be passed to the charity irrespective of whether my target is reached, not reached or exceeded.


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Chosen charity - HEART OF ENGLAND FOREST

HEART OF ENGLAND FOREST

The Heart of England Forest is an exciting and ambitious charity. Our vision is to create and conserve a 30,000 acre Forest for the benefit of the environment, people and wildlife. To achieve this goal we will plant 13 million native broadleaf trees. The Forest already covers a mosaic of habitats across 7,000 acres of land in Worcestershire and Warwickshire, including 4,000 acres of new woodland and 600 acres of ancient woodland. So far, we have planted nearly 1.9 million trees.


Tree planting on this scale makes a significant positive environmental impact, creating a huge carbon sink and helping to mitigate climate change. Further environmental and social impacts of planting include water purification and flood alleviation.


Important as they are, the Forest is about more than trees. The variety of habitats found within the Forest optimises biodiversity for plants, animals and people, and includes new tree planting, mature woodland, grassland, heathland, farmland and wetland. Designing a 'joined-up' Forest provides vital green corridors for wildlife.


We are passionate about connecting people to the countryside and all the positives this brings to health, happiness and wellbeing. Our first accessible trail opened to the public in January 2020, designed to enable people who might find woodland visits difficult to benefit from time spent in the Forest.


Our work attracting people is vital to educate and involve the public in caring for the Forest, and to create future Forest guardians by inspiring younger generations. Ours schools programme allows primary-aged school children to learn outside the classroom, gaining new skills within a natural environment.


Our amazing army of volunteers helps us with all aspects of creating and managing the Forest including tree planting, wildlife surveying and assisting with our education programmes. We would struggle to achieve our vision without their invaluable contribution.

HEART OF ENGLAND FOREST is a registered charity in England and Wales. Charity number 1097110​. Company no4309564.


How wonderful that we have met with a paradox. Now we have some hope of making progress.Niels Bohr