Earth Trust selected as Chosen Charity for two local councils

We are delighted to announce that the Chairs of two local district councils have chosen to support our charity.

Councillor David Bretherton, from South Oxfordshire District Council, and Councillor Margaret Crick, from Vale of the White Horse District Council, will be supporting the Earth Trust until May 2020.

Each year, the district councils elect a new Chair, who can hand-pick up to two charities close to their heart. They then raise funds in their official capacity during the coming year. Earth Trust is extremely honoured to receive the support and validation of both Councillor Bretherton and Councillor Crick as their nominated charity this year.

The news comes at a key time for the Trust, as we embark on the planning and construction phase of the Earth Trust Gateway. This exciting development will safeguard the heritage, countryside and wildlife of which we are guardians, as well as see the construction of a state of the art sustainable education building, together with much improvement to facilities and access to our incredible green spaces.

Earth Trust has been hugely successful in securing funding for the initial phases of this ambitious project, but we are still in need of further support to see the plans through to completion. Being selected as chosen charity means we can increase our capacity to raise those funds and have the support and backing of our local councillors.

We are incredibly grateful for this double endorsement and are looking forward to working with the two councillors over the coming year.

“We are delighted to receive this wonderful endorsement for the work we have been doing championing accessible green spaces. SODC and VOWHDC’s support will extend  the impact we have in the community, and ensure that the people of Oxfordshire have the opportunity to access, learn about and understand nature,” said Laura King our Development Manager.

Cllr David Bretherton said: “I chose the Earth Trust as one of my charities because they have such a fantastic ethos. Their food and farm projects help support the whole eco-system and their education programmes help to ensure everyone has an appreciation for the environment.”

Cllr Margaret Crick said: “The Earth Trust’s land is a wonderful site that most local people have accessed and enjoyed since childhood. Both Cllr Bretherton and I are looking forward to fundraising to help protect and support this charity so that future generations, from both our districts, can enjoy for many years to come.”