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The Olgar Trust is looking for its second wood. No decision has yet been made whether this will be in East Anglia, the West Country or somewhere in the north of England. As with Venus Wood, Trustees will look at any site that appears promising in whatever part of the country that it comes up in. Generally, more small woods come on the market in southern England compared to other regions.

During October, 2009 the Government released official population projections saying that Britain would have 72 million people by the year 2033. This would be a huge increase of 10 million people who would mainly be living in England (as opposed to Scotland or Wales.) The larger population would put a massive strain on land use. Britain is already the most densely populated country in Europe.

The Government has set targets for 300,000 new homes to be built in Britain every year – 70,000 on green belt land. “The future of the green belt is looking ever more vulnerable,” said John Craven recently. There has never been a more urgent time to save our woodlands and green spaces for our children and grandchildren. 

Why not help the ‘Trust bring the purchase of the next wood a bit nearer by buying one of our
T-shirts. Price £9.99 inc. p&p from the Olgar Trust, BCM: Olgar, London WC1N 3XX. Sizes S, M, L, XL, XXL.   


If you already shop online with some of the major retailers why not get those companies to donate to the Olgar Trust through your transactions.

We have teamed up with easyfundraising who provide a simple method of donating to good causes. It won’t cost you a penny but could bring the purchase of more woods much closer. Next time you decide to make a purchase from The AA, Amazon, Tesco, Toys R Us, Virgin or any one of over 300 major retailers remember to browse the stores through the website and up to 15% of your transaction value will be paid directly to the ‘Trust.

Important: Before making your first purchase you need to select 'Olgar Trust' under the tab 'Find a Cause'. This will enable you to register with easyfundrasing so that retailers know where to allocate the generated funds from your online shopping.

To date, easyfundraising have sent the Olgar Trust almost £150 from online shopping generated by 8 supporters.

Also, if you use as your search engine a few pence per search will be donated to the Olgar Trust. If we get enough people doing this, the pennies will soon add up.

Updated: November, 2010.