Apr 30 2019

A wonderful time at Wakehurst for the first 2019 SE volunteer get together!

On Sunday 28th April, 2019, some of the SE volunteer family enjoyed their first get-together event of the year at Wakehurst, West Sussex. Volunteers from across the SE attended and enjoyed learning about the seedbank project and its contribution to conservation, a tour of some of the estate’s woodland area and a chance to sit down at lunch to chat about their own various roles. Everyone was glad that Storm Hannah had passed and it was great to see people of so many different parts of the Woodland Trust sharing ideas and experiences with each other. Thanks also to Phil Truluck, Site Manager for West Sussex and Hants, for being there too and sharing his knowledge of the Trust and trees!




Looking forward to the next one! Want to join us? Please check out the events calendar on Whittle and let Anna Claxton, Volunteer Development Officer for SE, know if you would like to come along: annaclaxton@woodlandtrust.org.uk. The main aim of these events is to learn but also to give feedback and ask questions around your volunteering experience for the Trust, as well as meet fellow volunteers.


We look forward to welcoming you and recognising the invaluable contribution you make to woodland conservation. Thank you so much.



  • KeithLelliott

    Nice day out. And great to learn about the Millennium Seed Bank. A big thank you to Helen fr the guided tour.

    April 30, 2019 at 10:04 pm
  • Aaron Sheppard

    It was a very enjoyable day and also it was very good of the trust to put on such an event at their expense. These events are very useful for an increase in the understanding of our woodlands as well as the great things Wakehurst and Botanical gardens are doing to save the trees.

    Thanks again.

    May 1, 2019 at 5:59 pm
  • Thomas Drake-Lee

    Many thanks for organising the event – and to Helen from Wakehurst in particular for her great insight and information. It was also great to meet so many volunteers from the region and learn about the diverse and essential work that they all do.
    Many thanks again

    May 3, 2019 at 8:22 am

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