Wilderness Foundation UK Newsletter | Spring 2017 
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Harnessing the positive power of wilderness to change lives and the positive power of humanity to save wilderness
It's been a busy first quarter of 2017 at the Wilderness Foundation!
TurnAround groups head for the Highlands

The first of two groups heading to Scotland this month as part of the TurnAround Project left for the Angus and Douglas Estate south of Glasgow on 1st April 2017.  They were followed on 8th April by our group from Berkshire.  TurnAround transforms young lives using the healing power of nature.
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Please help us to help both Nature and People through our 2017 appeal
We urgently need to raise £50,000 to continue our life changing work
Donate
Join us in North Wales for a five day wilderness therapy trail for adults.
Departs Monday 22nd May 2017.   Click for more details.
In the summer of 2017 a group of boys from Eton College will be travelling to South Africa to support our rhino protection initiative

Between now and the date of depature, the boys will be working to raise the funding needed to undertake the conservation project – in the region of £3,000.

The University of East London (UEL) has selected the Wilderness Foundation to receive part of £100,000 in funding from its London Scholars programme

Students will train to be mentors and participate in wilderness trails over the next twelve months.

‘I had the most amazing time and it really was wonderful to work with such a great group of young people and leaders.

It was lovely to be with all of you guys in such a beautiful landscape!’


Dominic Stevens - UEL Student
'We are delighted to be able to support… projects that will build external partnerships, and offer our students the chance to develop their skills and understanding in a real world context.'

Gail May, UEL’s interim Director of Civic Engagement
TurnAround recognised by High Sheriff of Essex for community safety contribution

Voluntary organisations and people who make a major contribution to their local communities and crime prevention have been given well deserved recognition and thanks at this year’s prestigious High Sheriffs’ Awards ceremony

We are delighted to announce that we will be offering school holiday activity camps through 2017
These all new activity camps take place at our award winning conservation site and combine nature learning with hands-on adventuring!
Do you want to work with children and nature? We are recruiting volunteer youth leaders
We are looking for volunteer Youth Leaders to assist with groups of 8-15 children aged 5-10 years who will help with the delivery of our activity camps taking place during the school holidays.
We are honored to be hosting the Essex LOTC Providers conference at our Award Winning Chatham Green Project site in September.

ELOTC Providers play a vital role in supplying quality educational opportunities for children across Essex, and we are proud to be members.
 
Members of the public can visit us at Chatham Green much sooner, when we throw open the field gates for Open Farm Sunday in association with LEAF
Wilderness Foundation UK CEO Jo RobertsThank you everyone who has contributed to the success of the charity during the first three months of 2017, whether that is as a volunteer mentor, donor or corporate supporter, advisor or ambassador, trustee or one of our dedicated staff team.    

Each day we face new challenges, impacting on the lives of the young people we work with and the precious natural environment that surrounds us.  

With your support, we can continue to keep people healthy and our planet wild!
 
Jo Roberts, CEO WF-UK
As a special "thank you" to our supporters, publishers W.W. Norton and Company are offering a 25% discount and free postage on copies of new book The Nature Fix  that are purchased via their website.  

To take advantage of this exclusive discount, use code WN435 at the checkout.   It's a beautifully written book and a wonderful read.   We will have a full review on our blog this month.   Thank you to W.W. Norton for supplying our review copy and extending this offer to our supporters.
If you would like to support the work of the charity through a donation, please send your gift to:

Jo Roberts - CEO
Wilderness Foundation UK
Trinity House
2 Whitbreads Business Centre
Whitbreads Farm Lane
Chatham Green
Essex
CM3 3FE

Please make cheques payable to "Wilderness Foundation UK"

Alternatively donate onine now at:

http://www.wildernessfoundation.org.uk/donate/

Thank you for helping us to help both Nature and People this year






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