Going from coast to coast for TREE AID

Muriel Gray canoeing on Loch Ness

Muriel Gray canoeing on Loch Ness

James Ogilvie and a group of his forester friends are canoeing coast to coast across Scotland, raising money for TREE AID.  James recently completed the Seven Summits Challenge, climbing the highest peaks on the world’s continents, raising money for TREE AID on each expedition. Now James and the Social Foresters team are taking to the water.

Why the coast to coast?

“We read about how a 'Wall of Trees' stretching from coast to coast in Africa could help save lives by retaining water, preventing drought and halting the advance of the Sahara.” the group say on their Just Giving page.

Why fundraise for TREE AID?

In Scotland we have trees everywhere and take water for granted - so we have challenged ourselves to canoe from the west coast at Fort William 95km to the east coast at Inverness, to see if we already have our own coast to coast 'Wall' in the Highlands - and seek donations for Tree Aid to save life in the process!”

So far the group have raised more than £1,000 for TREE AID, massively beating their £525 target. They’ve already raised enough to give ten farmers the tools needed to grow food and create a vital source of income for their families.

If you’re inspired by the groups’ challenge, sponsor them today

 How you can get involved

You don’t have to take to the water to fundraise for TREE AID. There are lots of ways you can fundraise for TREE AID and make a positive difference to some of the world’s poorest communities.

You could sell cakes in your school, community or workplace, hold a coffee morning or take part in a sponsored event such as a walk or run or an idea of your own. For more inspiration have a look at our fundraising ideas page.

By fundraising for TREE AID, your support could provide communities in Africa with trees, tools and training to help them break the cycle of poverty and protect their environment.

We’ve created some great fundraising resources to help you with any fundraising you do and ensure it’s successful.

If you have any questions about fundraising for TREE AID or would like more information please get in touch with the Supporters’  Team on 0117 909 6363 or email info@treeaid.org.uk

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