Plant a tree of hope for Veterans this Christmas

by Veterans' Growth in Westfield, England, United Kingdom

Plant a tree of hope for Veterans this Christmas
We did it
On 15th January 2021 we successfully raised £3,789 ( + est. £473.75 Gift Aid ) with 22 supporters in 56 days

To teach new skills and learning through the installation and management of an Orchard that can be used by Veterans for years to come.

by Veterans' Growth in Westfield, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

The extra money raised will go toward the workshop costs and maintenance of the orchard for the next 4 years by professional Orchard Manager Martin Hayes, who will run workshops with our veterans teaching them new skills in orchard management.


1605864218_9b16ec07-8124-4b3d-9543-9dbab9923384.jpgThe mission is to provide horticultural therapy to veterans facing mental health issues. The physical and mental health benefits of horticulture have been widely reported. Participants will gain confidence, knowledge and experience and some will go on to find work experience and employment within the industry. The aim of the charity is to provide support and a place on the programme to every veteran in the UK who wants to attend and/or is unable to access help through other channels. If one life is saved as a result of contact with the charity we will call it a success. Any amount of investment will be justified if we can prevent just one suicide, because we believe you cannot put a price on a life.1605865338_crowd2.jpg

Through the implementation of the orchard there are so many skills that will be learnt by our veterans; we will have planting workshops to start followed by maintenance and harvesting. 1605864699_crowd.jpg

Veterans' Growth already has a substantial site in this video you will see the work carried out and achieved by our veterans of the Tri Services, in a few months, with the covid restrictions in place. As a group we are ready to expand further and bring into production the orchard. 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£26 or more

5 of 30 claimed

Fund the purchase and planting of a fruit tree

Supporters of this tier will receive a Veterans' Growth supporters' wrist band and will be added to our wall of fame of supporters.

£10 or more

Wall of fame

You will be added to our wall of fame showing your support.

£90 or more

0 of 30 claimed

Tree Guards and Supports

You will have a plaque, including the tree species and yours or the donor/s name/s and a small dedication (limited text length available for each plaque) and 2 Veterans' Growth wrist bands. You will also be added to our wall of fame of supporters.

£400 or more

0 of 6 claimed

Workshop

Naming the Training workshop after yourself or company plus you will be eligible for two places on the workshop. You/your organisation will be credited in our social media campaign dedicated to the orchard project and you'll also receive a selection of branded clothing from Veterans' Growth and 6 wrist bands. Your name/name of your organisation will also be added to our wall of fame of supporters.

£2,200 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Orchard Naming

Have the orchard named after your company for 2 years with social media promotion, newsletter shout outs and naming in the charity commission annual report. Plus a guided tour of site by the CEO, team training day for 10, 10 supporters wrist bands and a selection of Veterans' Growth branded clothing.

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