This year has been bad for many charities because of the covid pandemic. We've been unable to have our usual spring and autumn open afternoons selling cakes, orchard jam, etc. But we still need some help with donations to keep things moving to improve and expand the orchard for the local community and future generations. We are a non profit organisation, with all funds going to the 'Thundridge Community Orchard Trust Ltd'.
It’s simple, it’s safe, and it doesn’t cost you a penny.
Recurring costs the donated funds go towards: Public liability insurance, machinery maintenance, fuel, purchasing trees, employing proffesional services such as tree surgeons and website running costs.
If you could use one the options below to help we would be extremely grateful. Thank you
For example: Amazon will donate 0.5% of sales, GoRaise donations vary depending retailer and PayPal are fixed amounts.
Note: You will need an ‘Amazon’ account.
1. Goto ‘smile.amazon.co.uk’ using link below.
2. On the website click get started.
3. Under 'Start by picking your charity' type in ‘Thundridge Community Orchard’ and click 'Search'.
4. Click 'Select' next to 'Thundridge Community Orchard Trust'
5. Tick box beside ‘Yes Understand that I must always start at 'smile.amazon.co.uk' to support the Thundridge Community Orchard Trust'.
5. Click ‘Start Shopping’.
We had a fund raising campaign (2017) for our new tree project. People were so generous with donations of money 14 new heritage fruit trees were ordered and work started in the autumn (2017) to prepare the ground for tree planting in January 2018.
See the 'Special Thanks' page to see who donated.
Thanks to everyone who donated money, bulbs and their time to planting the spring bulbs.
Bulbs planted (15th October 2019): Various colours of crocus, daffodils, hyacinth and tulips.
We've been looking to install a large wild pond to attract a more diverse type of wildlife into the orchard, the pond will be left to its own devices, so it will interesting to see what turns up.
We are happy to announce that with the help of donations, volunteers and a local aquatics company supplying liners and bolders we have been able to realise this exciting project.
View the pond galleries on our blog pages.