Dedicate a tree to create a lasting tribute to those who lived and served during the First World War

Dedicate a tree to create a lasting tribute to those who lived and served during the First World War

Dedicate a tree to create a lasting tribute to those who lived and served during the First World War

Dedicate a tree to create a lasting tribute to those who lived and served during the First World War

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Over the next four years, the Woodland Trust will be commemorating the centenary of the First World War by planting millions of trees across the country – and you have the chance to create a lasting tribute to those who lived and served during the war.

The Woodland Trust is the UK’s leading woodland conservation charity, championing native woods and trees. It owns more than 1,000 sites across the UK, and now has ambitious plans to create four Centenary Woods – one each in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland – to commemorate the anniversary. These woods will offer a unique place for reflection, with trees planted in memory of people who lived and served during the war.

Donations made towards the project will play a huge part in purchasing, developing and caring for the new woods. 

The Trust and Daily Gazette are hoping readers will dedicate a tree in one of the Centenary Woods. Your donation of £20 will enable the Trust to dedicate a single tree to create a lasting tribute to your ancestors, which will become part of a larger woodland story and stand as a peaceful tribute for future generations to appreciate.

So dedicating a tree in the Centenary Woods is a lasting, unique and very personal way to commemorate those who lived and died during the First World War. And practically every family in the country has someone who gave their all and so deserves to be remembered in this lasting, unique and personal way.

The Daily Gazette would like to publish the most moving stories from local people as they dedicate their trees so please do get in touch with us.

Your local paper will be paid 10% of donations to help pay for the cost of this appeal.

The remaining 90% of your donation will go to the Trust.

To find out more about the project, to dedicate a tree or to make a contribution to any of the Woodland Trust’s four new sites, simply visit: www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/mylocalpaper or call 0800 915 1914.

Essex County Standard: Woodland Trust

 

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9:14am Mon 4 Aug 14

angryman!!! says...

The gazette you should be ashamed of yourself! Please read the full article before you do the appeal, £4 of the £20 you donate goes to the gazette. Knowing full well that good honest people will be likely to donate during high emotion times of the anniversary.
I bet they didn't charge the back street night club a fee to go towards publicising the fact they had some half Wit from a reality tv programe in their club.
You disgust me gazette, and I hope others too. I for one will never buy a copy of your paper.
Have a tiny bit of pride, respect, remorse and donate the money you earn through this mean spirited venture back to the appeal.
The gazette you should be ashamed of yourself! Please read the full article before you do the appeal, £4 of the £20 you donate goes to the gazette. Knowing full well that good honest people will be likely to donate during high emotion times of the anniversary. I bet they didn't charge the back street night club a fee to go towards publicising the fact they had some half Wit from a reality tv programe in their club. You disgust me gazette, and I hope others too. I for one will never buy a copy of your paper. Have a tiny bit of pride, respect, remorse and donate the money you earn through this mean spirited venture back to the appeal. angryman!!!
  • Score: 9

10:26am Mon 4 Aug 14

Davidmills says...

Can someone tell me why the hell this is called the Great war what the hell was Great about it, millions died, what makes that great,
Can someone tell me why the hell this is called the Great war what the hell was Great about it, millions died, what makes that great, Davidmills
  • Score: -1

12:26pm Wed 27 Aug 14

sam vines says...

angryman!!! wrote:
The gazette you should be ashamed of yourself! Please read the full article before you do the appeal, £4 of the £20 you donate goes to the gazette. Knowing full well that good honest people will be likely to donate during high emotion times of the anniversary.
I bet they didn't charge the back street night club a fee to go towards publicising the fact they had some half Wit from a reality tv programe in their club.
You disgust me gazette, and I hope others too. I for one will never buy a copy of your paper.
Have a tiny bit of pride, respect, remorse and donate the money you earn through this mean spirited venture back to the appeal.
Dont forget only 80p in every £1 the woodland trust spends will go towards a tree and last year they spent £5 mil on fund raising and only £7 mil on creation of new woodlands from funds of £33 mil they raised.
[quote][p][bold]angryman!!![/bold] wrote: The gazette you should be ashamed of yourself! Please read the full article before you do the appeal, £4 of the £20 you donate goes to the gazette. Knowing full well that good honest people will be likely to donate during high emotion times of the anniversary. I bet they didn't charge the back street night club a fee to go towards publicising the fact they had some half Wit from a reality tv programe in their club. You disgust me gazette, and I hope others too. I for one will never buy a copy of your paper. Have a tiny bit of pride, respect, remorse and donate the money you earn through this mean spirited venture back to the appeal.[/p][/quote]Dont forget only 80p in every £1 the woodland trust spends will go towards a tree and last year they spent £5 mil on fund raising and only £7 mil on creation of new woodlands from funds of £33 mil they raised. sam vines
  • Score: 3

9:13pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Boris says...

Davidmills wrote:
Can someone tell me why the hell this is called the Great war what the hell was Great about it, millions died, what makes that great,
It was called that because they didn't know the second world war was going to happen. And the word "great" meant just big, involving many nations, not anything positive. Anyway the phrase "Great War" is seldom used now, except in historical accounts.
[quote][p][bold]Davidmills[/bold] wrote: Can someone tell me why the hell this is called the Great war what the hell was Great about it, millions died, what makes that great,[/p][/quote]It was called that because they didn't know the second world war was going to happen. And the word "great" meant just big, involving many nations, not anything positive. Anyway the phrase "Great War" is seldom used now, except in historical accounts. Boris
  • Score: 0

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