Help us buy an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) for our volunteers...
Bedgebury's volunteers work really hard. They are both passionate and committed and last year they contributed 1,200 man days of work to the site. And next year they want to contribute even more...
Unfortunately, one of the things that holds them back is the lack of suitable transport for their tools and equipment across the Pinetum. Like all the site's staff, they rely on a single, shared ATV known as 'The Mule' - and it isn't always available to them.
As the site is run by the Forestry Commission not-for-profit, buying an extra vehicle is a big financial commitment. So the Friends would like to buy an ATV for the Pinetum's volunteers to use. This will make the volunteers more productive and independent, and more easily able to work in the furthest corners of the Pinetum. The increased productivity of the site's volunteers will free up Bedgebury's specialist staff for the more complex horticultural needs of the Pinetum's conservation activities.
2018 marks the 25th anniversary of the Friends of Bedgebury Pinetum, so it seems fitting that we should mark the occasion with a tangible and useful gift that will continue to serve the Pinetum in future years.
We are therefore launching an appeal for funds to help buy the volunteer ATV. Our target is £15,000.
To put this sum into context... Bedgebury welcomes approximately 500,000 visitors each year. If only 3% of our visitors donate just £1 each we will reach our target. Please help us to achieve our goal!
Please donate what you can by clicking here and as our appeal gets underway we will share our progress with you. Thank you!