The Curry Woods Conservation Trust is now a registered charity. Thanks to the help of James Mudie, whose input has been invaluable, we received notification that our application was successful on 23rd June 2020. We will now be able to claim gift aid (25% of the pledge value)on qualifying donations, so many thanks to those who have filled in gift aid forms with their pledge forms. Pledges are coming in to our bank account or by cheque and we are very grateful to those who have already sent money and look forward to receiving more in the near future. If you would like to help us conserve the land at Curry Woods for the community and have not yet contributed please get in touch for bank details or send a cheque made out to Curry Woods Conservation Trust at the registered address.
Simon Breeze, the County Ecologist, kindly visited the site and provided a very detailed and extremely encouraging report for us to send to the Charity Commission. You can view his report and annex by copying and pasting the links below into your browser.
We are planning to organise some guided tours of the woodland as soon as it is possible; trustee Catherine Mowat has kindly agreed to lead these and we look forward to more people getting to fully appreciate the land and why it is so worthy of conservation.
Thinking ahead, if you find any baby oak trees have appeared in your garden please nurture them - if possible where they are, in a pot otherwise, but take care in digging them up, they have long roots!, then,, when the soil is wetter and so it is safer to lift them, you will be able to bring them to Curry Woods and plant them on one of our planting days.