14 September 2017

Age UK Notts is celebrating its 75th birthday this year. With the support of Rothera Sharp Solicitors, Age UK Notts intends to achieve its goals of planting 750 trees; have a lasting legacy for the local communities; and towards its overall fundraising target of £75,000 to help vulnerable older people in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. 

Woodland Trust has generously donated the trees to Age UK Notts for its Trees of Life campaign. These trees include 20 – 60 cm tall container saplings and are a variety of blackthorn, crab apple, dog rose, elder, wild cherry, silver birch, common oak, field maple and grey willow of native British trees.

Your £75 sponsorship includes a tree from our selection which will be planted in one of the designated locations.  This also includes the expertise involved in planting preparation, the location, and its continued maintenance. 

By sponsoring an Age UK Notts tree, you are not only enhancing the environment but also the lives of older people in our city and county. This is the first step of a journey to support older people and to create a better future environment for Nottinghamshire. With your help, Age UK Notts can continue to provide companionship, advice and support for those who have no one to turn to. The charity is dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life and couldn't do that without your help – your sponsorship will make a difference to the lives of older people. It could pay for 8 regular visits to a lonely older person by one of Age UK Notts’ trained volunteers. 

Christina Yardley, Partner at Rothera Sharp Solicitors, said: “As a business firmly rooted in Nottinghamshire we are delighted to be collaborating with Age UK Nottingham & Nottinghamshire to deliver the Trees of Life Campaign. This is a great opportunity for people to celebrate the lives of loved ones by planting trees, whilst improving our great county and raising money for the wonderful work Age UK Notts does.”

Maggie Ross MBE, Fundraising Director of Age UK Notts said, “Sponsoring a tree is the perfect way to remember a loved to one ensure their memory lives on for years to come within a special place in Nottinghamshire or to celebrate a new arrival so that the sponsored tree will become part of the landscape of the county, growing whilst they do.” 

“You could also get your school or community group involved by sponsoring a number of trees locally. This is a good way to inspire young people about trees, wildlife and older people engendering an intergenerational approach. Another great way to demonstrate that your organisation has roots and longevity firmly embedded in Nottinghamshire for years to come is by sponsoring a copse of trees,” Maggie Ross added. 

To sponsor a tree or find out more about the Trees of Life campaign, please contact Age UK Notts’ Fundraising Team, Maggie Ross MBE and Maria Brennan at 07872 839 632 or email maggie.ross@ageuknotts.org.uk and maria.brennan@ageuknotts.org.uk.