Help us 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'.
Recurring costs the donated funds go towards: Public liability insurance, machinery maintenance, equipment purchasing, fuel and website running costs.
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Choose an amount that suits you, £5.00, £10.00, £15.00 or any other amount. Thank You
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: Various colours of crocus, daffodils, hyacinth and tulips.
Our new focus for autumn/winter 2019, is to encourage more birds into the orchard. We invite our friends in the community to help out here by donating any bird boxes or feeders which are surplus to their requirements. Boxes and feeders can be left on a bench in the orchard on any of the normal opening days and we will fit them on one of our Saturday working mornings. If you would prefer to make a financial donation, for example to help with the purchase of birdfood please use the PayPal donation button at top of this page to make a payment at any time. Thank you.
Another project is to add fruiting/edible hedging in certain places around the perimiter of the orchard. Great for the wildlife, especially bees and birds.
We applied and recieved about sixty hedging whips
We are looking at installing a raised 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.
If we opt for a 'Pond Kit' the estimated cost is £200 to £300. If you can help to raise some pennies towards the purchase we would be forever gratefull. Please use the PayPal button at top of this page to make a donation. Thank you.