Intrepid foresters (and dog) raise £1,400 for TREE AID

Earlier this month, an intrepid team from Forestry Commission Scotland raised over £1,400 for TREE AID. Their ‘Blue Barrel Challenge’ was done during their annual leave, and consisted of paddling the 95 kilometre Great Glen Canoe Trail from Fort William to Inverness. It took five wet and windy days, camping each night. Led by Malcolm Wield and cheered on by James Ogilvie, the group included Sally York, Christina Tracey, Alastair Smyth, Kevin Bonnie Maggio, Lafferty, Bob Frost, Natalie Young of the Inverness Canoe Club, and of course Jess the dog!


If you’re inspired by the groups’ challenge, you can still sponsor them .

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

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