Green Light Trust has recently celebrated 25 years of campaigning, education and working to care for the environment. On Saturday 13th September the Trust marked the occasion by bringing together people involved in projects over the years that have earned it an acknowledged reputation as a green champion.
Over the last 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 raised £500 for the Charity’s work and will help fund a ‘Woodland Minds’ course for young people.
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.
Guests enjoyed guided tours of Frithy Wood and Golden Wood, viewed artwork produced by Artheads (a Bury St Edmunds Charity), enjoyed storytelling, exhibitions showing how Community WildSpaces have flourished, Forest School training, green crafts and bodging and enjoyed a barbeque and hog roast. To end the day guests were offered some of the beautiful birthday cake made by Sarah from GLT.
A sculpture symbolising the connection with Papua New Guinea, Golden Wood and 25 years of Green Light Trust was unveiled in the grounds.
Some of the CW and environmental projects listed on our website have pictures showing a member of staff or colleague of Green Light Trust who successfully completed their ‘Legacy Leg’ and took the wooden plaque to the site they were visiting. We’ve included a selection of photographs taken on the projects and the ‘Legacy Legs’ events.
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