Cast your votes now and help the Sherwood Forest Trust
The Sherwood Forest Trust and Age UK Nottingham & Nottinghamshire need your support and votes for their ‘Trees of Life’ campaign in celebration of Age UK Nottingham & Nottinghamshire’s 75th anniversary.
The Trust has been shortlisted in the AVIVA Community Fund 2017 Awards but needs your votes so that we can win the funding we need help to plant hundreds of trees to help Age UK Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.
The voting has already opened and closes on the 21st November. Everyone can be a part of the campaign and that starts with a vote – and you can have up to 10 each.
Patrick Candler, Chief Executive of the Trust said: “Planting a tree is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate and commemorate the lives of loved ones across Nottinghamshire. As trees grow and flourish they provide the oxygen for life and the wider environment providing food, shelter, beauty and pleasure.”
“This year is important for all of us and for the celebration of our forests as it is the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the original Charter of the Forest. Nottinghamshire is renowned worldwide for its protection and preservation of older trees.
“In this project we will be able to bring Britain’s iconic heart of oak, the ancient historic Sherwood Forest and its legendary hero Robin Hood, to the centre of what we do. So what better way to celebrate the county’s legacy of forests than by planting more trees to leave a continued lasting legacy?”
Maggie Ross, Fundraising Director for Age UK added: “The exciting collaboration will allow us to have planting days whereby school children, their parents and older people will plant trees together which will get students out of the class room and reduce loneliness and isolation amongst older generations.
The effect of older people working with the younger generations is well documented as being beneficial both physically and mentally. In doing so, this will also develop local urban and rural community cohesion.”
Visit the Aviva Community Fund website, search for Trees of Life, select the Sherwood Forest Trust’s project and cast your votes before 21 November.