A big THANKYOU to everyone who donated art and everyone who bought a piece. Thanks for you we raised over £1200 for future projects in the Ringwood area. We hope you all enjoyed the evening. Special thanks for Candice for compering and Gareth for being auctioneer and chef
We are delighted to announce support from Ellis Jones Solicitors and it is all thanks to our amazing Ringwood Carnival Team. Ellis Jones are hoping to make Ringwood a little greener over the coming weeks in the countdown to the town’s annual carnival. As part of their sponsorship of the event, the firm has teamed up with carnival charity affiliate, Ringwood Actions for Climate Emergency (RACE), to offer volunteering opportunities on company time to its 170 staff. Nigel Smith, Managing Partner at Ellis Jones, said: “Ringwood Carnival is one of the highlights of the town’s calendar, and is all about having fun and supporting the community. “We’re proud to continue our long-standing support for the event and we see our partnership with affiliate charity RACE as a further way of benefiting the area while offering meaningful volunteering opportunities to our team.” RACE will be working with the Ellis Jones team on a variety of community projects to help boost local biodiversity and combat climate change. They’ll start by strimming and raking the two-acre field at Crow Hill, ready for the planting of trees and hedges over the winter. The land has been gifted to RACE by the previous owner, with Ellis Jones’ own Commercial Property Executive Sara West providing legal advice to the charity. Through the autumn they’ll also get to work sowing wildflower seeds and weeding a tree nursery. RACE Trustee Mary DeBoos said: “We’re delighted to have this support from the staff at Ellis Jones. “Company volunteering days make such a difference in a short space of time and provide a real morale boost to our regular volunteers.”
We are delighted that thanks to your donations we have been able to make a large contribution to the installation of PV Panels at Greyfriars, a source of renewable energy and hopefully reduced costs.
We really appreciate all the help and support we get and the time that our volunteers devote to all our projects. We also know that for many people time just flies past and it is difficult to take part in our activities. For those people who want to help with local actions to address climate change but struggle to find time you can become a Friend of RACE - £10 a year for an individual, or £20 a year for a family What does this mean? It means that you: - get a newsletter each quarter with what is going on, so you don’t have to rely on social media to know what has been happening and what is coming up - are invited to special tree planting sessions (an hour before everyone else) - get a personal invitation to our annual general meeting but, maybe more importantly you will be helping us to run more events and complete more projects in the Ringwood area to tackle climate change. If you would like to know more then please get in touch