Fundraising for Moor Trees
Thinking of fundraising for Moor Trees?
Moor Trees relies on income from grants, membership, donations and fundraising. We are very fortunate to have had some amazing groups fundraise for us in the last 18 months. There were the two chaps, Tim & Doug, who kayaked from Devizes to Westminster, over 125 miles in 24 hours.
We’ve had the Plymouth Community Choir and Quay Note Singers singing their hearts out for us, under the guidance of Sarah Pennington, a teacher belonging to the Natural Voice Network.
Recently Gaia House hosted an all night silent ‘Vigil for the Wild Earth’, donating funds raised to Moor Trees. People came together to meditate and connect with Mother Earth, focussing their energies to cultivate compassion, courage and a willingness to engage.
Monies from the events have raised over £5,500, which means Moor Trees can collect the seed, grow, plant and protect over 1,650 native broadleaved trees in Dartmoor and South Devon.
What can you do?
If you would like to fundraise for us then please contact us. We are very happy to support your ideas, either by providing advertising and publicity, participating in your event, or gifting merchandise.
So whether you want to be energetic and jump out of a plane or run the coast to coast; do something more musical like host a gig, busk or have a wild karaoke; or something more sedate such as a sponsored lie down in a bath of acorns we would love to hear from you.
Here are some fundraising stories
This event, often referred to as the ‘Mount Everest of canoe races’ has been running since 1950, and comprises a 125 mile course on the Kennet and Avon canal, and later the river Thames, with 77 ‘portages’ around locks on the way. The recently deceased Lord Paddy Ashdown, who won the folding boat class during his time as a Royal Marine famously said about the race: “It was crippling. We took 25 hours to finish the course, and I can only think of one person in history who has spent a worst Easter”.