Become a Friend of The Meadows
With the help of all our Supporters, we have saved 25 acres of land in the Village, and this area will be protected from development. The land will be maintained as a haven for wildlife and an area to walk and enjoy.
15 acres have been bought outright, and we manage the other 10 acres, which are agreed to be sold to us, when we can afford the cost of around £80,000. We need to be able to set aside money annually, so that we can purchase when the time comes.
The maintenance of The Meadows is carried out by Volunteers who freely give up their time. We need more of them! Our insurance and other overheads and the regular cutting of the grass pathways, hedge trimming, and care of the flower meadow cost in the region of £6,000 a year. Every year, we need to raise at least this amount, plus some more to provide for the cost of buying the 10 acres.
We need your support, and indeed support on a village-wide basis. Please consider becoming a Friend of The Meadows, and make a monthly donation to us, however small. Forty Friends each donating £10 a month, (or eighty donating £5), plus the Gift Aid tax refund, would provide us with the needed £6,000 a year. You may wish to use the accompanying bank standing order form, which should be sent to your own bank after completion. If you would prefer not to complete a form, we are of course delighted to accept cash or cheque donations at any time. Payment can be made by credit card, using the PayPal Donate button. If as a Friend of The Meadows you are not already a Member of the Trust, you will also be welcomed as a Member.
By donating to Hollingbourne Meadows Trust, you will help to preserve an amenity for today’s Village and for the benefit of future generations.
The Hollingbourne Meadows Trust Limted. A Registered Charity number 1109396. Company Number 05282409.
Autumn Cottage, Musket Lane, Hollingbourne, Kent ME17 1UY