Viv’s costume has arrived! Last year it was Sylvester the Cat. This year it is Scooby Doo! Like practically every charity out there, we need to raise funds to help us continue our work and who better to help us than those people who love and use the park every day. Can you help us make 2011 a memorable fundraising year and give some time to help support the Community Trust? The sponsor form and continuation sheet can be downloaded here. Start anytime between 10am and 2pm. Offiical warm up is at 10am with Kathy Lamb of Buggyfit. Come on – you know walking is good for you and fundraising is good for the Woods.
Mick Guy has brought together all the designs that have been in the Warley Woods newsletter over the last year – fox, owl, frog, butterfly and Santa – together with the Penguin which was such a hit at last year’s Picnic and created a beautiful booklet. The booklet pack includes origami paper so you can get started right away. On sale exclusively at the Trust’s shop and sold to raise funds for the management and maintenance of Warley Woods. Price £2.50.
As part of our on-going maintenance of the woodland, one of the large beech trees in the meadow needs to taken down for safety reasons. We are sorry to see such an old tree taken from the landscape, but it was damaged by fire several years ago and its condition has been getting steadily worse. It could have been possible to leave the stem standing for wildlife value, as we do elsewhere on site, but on balance we decided that the views in this area were a really important part of the enjoyment of the site and that a large standing stem would spoil this. We are planting trees in the meadow each year to ensure there will be large trees here in the future, as well as today.
Removal will take place on the 28th and 29th March by Midland Forestry. Logs will be put in the Lightwoods Hill car park which can be taken for firewood in return for a donation. Chippings will be used to feed the soil around the veteran beech tree near the Abbey site during one of the next Volunteer Sundays or Mondays.
Bearwood Primary School will be en masse in the Woods on Friday 18th March raising money for Comic Relief. If you are walking your dog near the school party, they do have a few children who are afraid of dogs and so it would be great if you could put your dog on a lead for that short period. Thanks very much for that and we hope they have a fabulous event.
This is an event that has been organised in memory of Emma Jubb by her friends. They will be having a mass group walk around the Woods on 27th March. 12- 4. Lots of Cavalier King Charles spaniels, but any human and hound welcome. More information can be found through this facebook link.
Charity number: 1092754