Thanks to our customers, we are now well on our way to our next target: to grow 200,000 trees through Tree Aid in Africa. We have donated 176,839 trees in total so far.
The Christmas Forest is proud to have supported Tree Aid since 2006. For every real Christmas tree bought from us, we grow a tree in the drylands – the Sahel region – of Africa through Tree Aid. This film gives a good summary of Tree Aid’s work:
GROW HOPE THIS CHRISTMAS
When you buy a Christmas tree from us, you’ll be giving another for free this Christmas. For every tree sold at The Christmas Forest, we donate so another tree can be grown by a family in Africa.
The Christmas Forest has already enabled thousands of families to plant 176,839 trees across Africa’s drylands, and we are aiming to reach 200,000 trees and thousands more families this year. All the trees The Christmas Forest donates from the 2016 season will be planted in Mali to restore the land and give families a way to earn a living.
A child dies from hunger every two minutes in the African drylands. In fact hunger kills more people every year than AIDS, TB and Malaria combined.
TREE AID’s Grow Hope Appeal aims to raise £250,000 to help families feed and support their children by earning a living from growing trees. Join them in helping to grow hope for families and the environment in these harsh landscapes.
TREE AID teaches people skills so they can set up their own businesses growing and selling tree products, such as nuts, fruit and shea butter, to transform their lives now and in the future.
“I am so proud of the work that I have done. As well as being able to feed my children I now spread the word about TREE AID’s training and support to other women in the village, so they can also use trees to earn money and feed their families.” Ama, mother of seven, Northern Ghana
Donate to Tree Aid and learn more about its work at www.treeaid.org.uk
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT TREE AID WHEN YOU BUY A TREE IN STORE AND ADD A DONATION AT OUR CHECKOUTS.
Tree Aid is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee, incorporated in England. Registered Office: Brunswick Court, Brunswick Square, Bristol, BS2 8PE Charity no: 1135156. Company Registration no: 03779554