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Friends of Gedling Country Park fundraising plans to restore and diversify the park’s woodland

The Aviva Community Fund and the British Airways Better World Fund will match fund donations


Not long after work began to create Gedling Country Park in February 2014 the Friends of Gedling Country Park (FGCP) were formed.

Nine years later the FGCP continue to be at the centre of the development and maintenance of the country park, situated on the site of the old Gedling Colliery.

The aim of the Friends is to enhance the park’s habitats, flora and fauna and to serve as an active means of communication and co-operation between all users. 

The FGCP have started an appeal through Crowdfunder UK for funding to restore and diversify the Woodland on the Park and the Friends are asking for your support on this important initiative

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The Aviva Community Fund and the British Airways Better World Fund will match fund donations so for every donation the FGCP receive it will be tripled by their Sponsors.

A short video has been produced by the FGCP regarding the appeal that can be watched below:

Readers are also asked by the Friends to visit their website HERE for more information about the state of the natural world and make a donation – £5 will gift a tree for the Woodlands Appeal.

Donations can be made on the following link:

Many experts like Richard Attenborough, Chris Packham and Wildlife Trusts have expressed concern at the reduction in numbers of  birds and mammals throughout the country and this is due to loss of habitats. 

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The Friend’s plan will address these issues on the Park by providing trees and plants that provide support for the wildlife and ensure that the next generation of  woodland can support a wider variety.

Not only can you help the Friends by donating but they would like people to and come along and help with the planting.

Further information including contact details can be found HERE.

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