Yusuf/Cat Stevens has always been a lover of nature, and trees in particular, which inspired him to write the song 'King of Trees'. Yusuf/Cat Stevens is also a renowned philanthropist, and wanted to support an organisation that grows trees and nurtures forests, so he generously offered to support TREE AID with his latest tour.
For every VIP ticket bought, Yusuf/Cat Stevens and VIP Nation have made a donation to plant a tree in Africa. We want to thank anyone who has bought the VIP package for helping us to plant a tree in the drylands of Africa. We work with some of the poorest communities in the world, and trees are a vital source of food, income, shelter and medicine.
gift of a tree
The gift of a tree is a special one, however there is so much more you can do to help:
£5 can provide a watering can to nourish young trees
£23 can buy a kilo of seeds which can grow 2000 baobab or 300 mango trees
£30 is enough to buy a bicycle and teach bicycle maintenance, this is a low impact, low cost way of getting to tree nurseries
£75 can buy a bee farm and all of the equipment to get started! Bees can produce honey to sell but they also pollinate trees and other plants enriching the natural environment
What we do
We work to create thriving, sustainable communities throughout the isolated and remote regions of Africa. We work with locally-based teams in the drylands of Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali and Niger and the isolated areas of Ethiopia, working with communities to build skills, knowledge and self-reliance.
We would like to thank Yusuf/Cat Stevens, VIP Nation, and most of all we would like to thank you for your support. If you would like to stay in touch just click on the link to sign up to our newsletter.