Bath Christmas Market supports Avon Wildlife Trust with woodland conservation

Monday 16th November 2015

Bath Christmas Market is supporting local native woodland conservation by teaming up with Avon Wildlife Trust, who will supply Christmas trees to decorate this year’s festive market.

The award winning Bath Christmas Market (26 November- 13 December) is always a magical experience, 170 chalets packed with gorgeous Christmas gifts lining the streets around Bath Abbey. This year, part of this festive decoration will be directly funding conservation of local woodlands.

Avon Wildlife Trust has been offered a fantastic opportunity by a local woodland owners and supporter to sell locally grown Christmas trees, in order to raise funds for woodland conservation work. 

Managing over 300 hectares of native woodland within its land estate of 1134 hectares, the Trust work to monitor, protect and enhance wonderful native woodlands for endangered species such as dormice, bats and bluebells.

Vicky Bunt, Head of Events at Bath Tourism Plus, explains: “Bath Christmas Market is no stranger to supporting local businesses, more than 80% of stallholders are businesses from Bath and the surrounding area. In addition, every year the market offers 18 charities a free day’s trading at the event to help raise their profile and raise valuable funds. Avon Wildlife Trust will be at the market on Wednesday 2 December selling wildlife gifts and fantastic raffle prizes.”

If you'd like to support your local wildlife charity, you can order your own traditional Norway Spruce Christmas online.Your tree will then be available to collect on set days in early December from Folly Farm, just 10 miles from the centre of Bath and Feed Bristol, in Stapleton Bristol. 

Avon Wildlife Trust Conservation Advisor, Joe McSorley said: "This is an great opportunity to purchase a locally grown tree and know that the proceeds will be helping Avon Wildlife Trust manage important local woodlands."

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