We wanted to let you know that our much-loved charity event, Winter Pimm’s Networking, won’t be going ahead this year.
It’s sad news – but it’s not bad news, and here’s why!
Over the last few months, we have worked with Surrey Wildlife Trust, conducting site visits up at Barossa. But, due to 10 years of successful clearing (and sadly, partly due to the forest fires last summer), there was no suitable location for us to work on this year.
So, we wanted to take this opportunity to say a huge, heartfelt thank you to everyone that has attended over the 10 years. We had just 30 people at our first Winter Pimm’s event in 2011 and watched it grow to over 150 as the years went on.
Each year, come rain or shine, you turned up with a smile on your face, met new friends as you got to work chopping trees, enjoyed a well-earned lunch, made a difference on your doorstep, and took your own Christmas tree home. You helped us make the event a highlight of the year and we couldn’t have done it without you.
With your hard work and good humour over the last 10 years, we’ve raised over £16,000 for the Surrey Wildlife Trust, cleared over 14 hectares of trees and saved the charity thousands in contractor fees. Not to mention the wildlife and habitat that has been protected and preserved.
Huge thanks goes to the team at Surrey Wildlife Trust. They do a huge amount of work to help us put this event on – and they are still there long after we’ve all gone home. An extra special thanks to James Herd and Ben Habgood whose passion has been infectious. It’s been an absolute pleasure partnering with you for the last 10 years.
We wish you all a happy Christmas and a peaceful 2023.