Driving Downlands Ahead
Why we need your help
DRIVING DOWNLANDS AHEAD
The Downlands Trust is a small charity which supports and enables fundraising for the Downlands Partnership and other local conservation bodies, that deliver countryside conservation and management schemes across NE Surrey and South London.
The Downlands Partnership needs to acquire a new off-road vehicle by Autumn 2021 and have opted for a Toyota Hilux pick up, as it can meet the demanding needs of their service and is reasonably priced!
An off-road vehicle is vital to accessing the glorious countryside sites that they manage in partnership, in particular rare chalk grassland, for biodiversity, wildlife and people.
Central to the Downlands Partnership service is conservation volunteers and they provide popular green gyms every week for all ages to enjoy. These sessions greatly benefit people’s mind, body and spirit. The vehicle will be used to transport tools and materials, including the important biscuits for volunteers, and some volunteers get a lift to site too.
Accessing and appreciating the local environment has proven to be key in supporting everyone’s wellbeing through the pandemic and will continue to be a vital lifeline to us all as we transition out the other side. The countryside needs to be managed correctly to benefit all the wonderful flora and fauna and to maintain safe access and this vehicle will vitally support this work.
The cost of the new vehicle is £20,000. The Downlands Trust has pledged £10,000 and a further generous donation of £5,000 has been pledged by Fidelity International (Kingswood Office), a very supportive corporate partner of the Downlands Trust.
This leaves Downlands Partnership the challenge of raising £5,000 by August 2021! Please kindly donate whatever you can or why not set up your own mini fundraiser to support the campaign? Any amount will be greatly appreciated and will make such a big difference.
Local giving strengthens local communities and local environments, for today and tomorrow.
Many thanks for your support.
raised towards £5,000.00 target
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Total raised so far
Total plus Gift Aid £4,514.25
Raised offline £968.00