Remember the First World War with the Woodland Trust and Daily Echo

Remember the First World War with the Woodland Trust and Daily Echo

Dedicate a tree to remember First World War heroes with the Daily Echo and the Woodland Trust

Dedicate a tree to remember First World War heroes with the Daily Echo and the Woodland Trust

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Over the next four years, the Woodland Trust will be commemorating the centenary of the First World War by planting millions of trees across the country – and you have the chance to create a lasting tribute to those who lived and served during the war.

The Woodland Trust is the UK’s leading woodland conservation charity, championing native woods and trees. It owns more than 1,000 sites across the UK, and now has ambitious plans to create four Centenary Woods – one each in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland – to commemorate the anniversary. These woods will offer a unique place for reflection, with trees planted in memory of people who lived and served during the war.

Donations made towards the project will play a huge part in purchasing, developing and caring for the new woods. 

The Trust and Daily Echo are hoping readers will dedicate a tree in one of the Centenary Woods. Your donation of £20 will enable the Trust to dedicate a single tree to create a lasting tribute to your ancestors, which will become part of a larger woodland story and stand as a peaceful tribute for future generations to appreciate.

So dedicating a tree in the Centenary Woods is a lasting, unique and very personal way to commemorate those who lived and died during the First World War. And practically every family in the country has someone who gave their all and so deserves to be remembered in this lasting, unique and personal way.

The Daily Echo would like to publish the most moving stories from local people as they dedicate their trees so please do get in touch with us.

Your local paper will be paid 10% of donations to help pay for the cost of this appeal.

The remaining 90% of your donation will go to the Trust.

To find out more about the project, to dedicate a tree or to make a contribution to any of the Woodland Trust’s four new sites, simply visit: www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/mylocalpaper or call 0800 915 1914.

Daily Echo: Woodland Trust

 

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4:33pm Mon 4 Aug 14

sotonboy84 says...

Lovely idea except it's wrong that a charity pay local newspapers 10% (£2 per tree) of the money raised to run the appeal.

Could local newspapers not run this appeal for no charge considering it's a charitable cause and aimed at remembering those that fought and died in WW1? The Daily Echo run many other campaigns that they're not paid for (Hampshire Tigers, Southampton's Art Collection "Show us the Monet" and defibrillator's in schools etc.).

Profiting off the back of a charity and a war that tore the world apart is unacceptable.
Lovely idea except it's wrong that a charity pay local newspapers 10% (£2 per tree) of the money raised to run the appeal. Could local newspapers not run this appeal for no charge considering it's a charitable cause and aimed at remembering those that fought and died in WW1? The Daily Echo run many other campaigns that they're not paid for (Hampshire Tigers, Southampton's Art Collection "Show us the Monet" and defibrillator's in schools etc.). Profiting off the back of a charity and a war that tore the world apart is unacceptable. sotonboy84
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8:57pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Night Mare says...

sotonboy84 wrote:
Lovely idea except it's wrong that a charity pay local newspapers 10% (£2 per tree) of the money raised to run the appeal.

Could local newspapers not run this appeal for no charge considering it's a charitable cause and aimed at remembering those that fought and died in WW1? The Daily Echo run many other campaigns that they're not paid for (Hampshire Tigers, Southampton's Art Collection "Show us the Monet" and defibrillator's in schools etc.).

Profiting off the back of a charity and a war that tore the world apart is unacceptable.
Totally agree with this. Not only is it unacceptable it is also distasteful.
[quote][p][bold]sotonboy84[/bold] wrote: Lovely idea except it's wrong that a charity pay local newspapers 10% (£2 per tree) of the money raised to run the appeal. Could local newspapers not run this appeal for no charge considering it's a charitable cause and aimed at remembering those that fought and died in WW1? The Daily Echo run many other campaigns that they're not paid for (Hampshire Tigers, Southampton's Art Collection "Show us the Monet" and defibrillator's in schools etc.). Profiting off the back of a charity and a war that tore the world apart is unacceptable.[/p][/quote]Totally agree with this. Not only is it unacceptable it is also distasteful. Night Mare
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