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Methuen
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Joined: Tue May 19, 2015 4:55 pm
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Location: United Kingdom
PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:39 pm 
 

Hi all

Wanted to ask for a bit of help - my wife is running a campaign to raise money to buy out some local woodland from under developers / etc. The aim is to buy the woodland outright, and donate it to the local Wildlife Trust as a preserve. It's used by all sorts of now quite rare birds in the UK (ground-nesting Woodcock, assorted Owls, etc.).

The threat faced is that it is being split into parcels to be sold as available for a mixture of personal forestry (ie: logging for firewood), small scale tourism, and the usual mountainbikes & so on that destroy the forest floor and the trees.

If anyone here would care to take a look & share the below via their own social media, it'd be really appreciated - we're trying to reach as many people as possible right now, to hopefully connect with those that can contribute.

https://uk.gofundme.com/f/save-wildlife-wood?qid=49e11d81cafed77e1c3ac4fa909f6771

Thanks !

(also - to anyone that ever thinks about running one of these, lord almighty is it a lot of admin !)

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aloof
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:42 pm 
 

that's a noble cause... you should go public with the gofundme, they'll top you up in a day. just tell your wife to have a look at the legality of the matter. there could be implications, either to assist or to hinder...
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Methuen
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:06 pm 
 

Definitely - we're working on some news exposure, but as always, things take time !

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Osore
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Joined: Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:55 am
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Location: Serbia
PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:13 am 
 

Have you thought about putting a link for this in your signature here? I wish I could have contributed much, much more financially. I shared it on my blog and LinkedIn.
As February ends very soon, are you going to redirect the money to the similar cause if you don't reach the goal?
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Methuen
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:40 am 
 

Osore wrote:
Have you thought about putting a link for this in your signature here? I wish I could have contributed much, much more financially. I shared it on my blog and LinkedIn.
As February ends very soon, are you going to redirect the money to the similar cause if you don't reach the goal?


I've updated my sig, great shout on that ! Every little definitely helps, thanks.

If we raise enough to make some kind of purchase, we'll do that & make sure it's secured against any new neighbours. We were looking at just refunding people otherwise, but could definitely look again at other campaigns too.

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Osore
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:43 am 
 

Nice! I was thinking about simply donating money to some organisation that deals with environmental protection if everything else fails; hoping for the best. ;)
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Zephirus
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:38 pm 
 

good luck with it, a worthy cause.

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