The Foundry, Lawshall.Suffolk
On Saturday 13th September the Trust marked the occasion with a birthday party at their headquarters in Lawshall, Suffolk and invited people and organisations that have been involved in their projects over the years.
The Birthday party itself was a great success! Over 80 people joined the Founders, Trustees and Staff at the Foundry to review our work during the last 25 years, listen to presentations from the Founders of GLT, Ric Edelman and Nigel Hughes, and to learn about the ambitious plans for the Charity’s future work from CEO Ashley Seaborne.
Over the previous 8 months staff planned for ‘Legacy Legs’; an idea that connected 47 WildSpace and Environmental Education projects together. In total, 121 miles were covered by 22 staff and colleagues of GLT; with partners, family members and pets either running, riding or walking to, from and around a WildSpace or project location. This sponsored event raised £500 for the Charity’s work and will help fund a ‘Woodland Minds’ course for young people. Ashley ran the length from Babergh Disrict Council to Buckle's Wood and presented us with a commemorative plaque Management group, which will be displayed in our notice board.
Following a wonderful hog roast and buffet for lunch, we were guided round Frithy Wood, an area of ancient woodland and Golden Wood. There was artwork on show by Artheads (a Bury St Edmunds Charity), as well as storytelling, exhibitions showing how Community WildSpaces have flourished, Forest School training, green crafts and demonstrations of bodging techniques. To end the day guests were offered some of the beautiful birthday cake made by Sarah from GLT.
We hope their ideas and trees will flourish
and grow over the next 25years!