Our latest major initiative focuses on the re-siting of the Swan Village war memorial, which you can read about here. Part of the wider war memorial project was to create a website recording the details of the men listed on the memorial. The website, 'Lest Woodsetton Forget', is now complete and is available at www.woodsettonmemorial.com.
Santa and his sleigh (kindly provided by The Rotary Club of Sedgley and Wombourne) recently visited the new path off Roper Way which is currently under construction. This path makes up part of the Trust's wider Swanbrook Valley project and will provide easier access for High Arcal School pupils making their way to and from school. A group of students from the school were present at the event as well as the Express and Star in anticipation of a press release. The event closed with a gathering at Kings Square's common room in Coseley where tea, coffee and mince pies were enjoyed by all. Patrick Blakey, the website editor, commissioned a video for the event, as shown below.
We were both surprised and thrilled to recently receive an anonymous donation of £100. This will go a long way in supporting the running of the Trust. We would like to thank the donor for their generosity.
Friday 1st August saw the seventh annual Dudley MBC Green Spaces Volunteer Awards at which Woodsetton Trust won an award titled 'Fundraising Pioneers' whilst Don Davies, trustee, picked up the 'Dudley's Got Talent - Friends Group Member of the Year' award. These awards recognise the fundraising of almost £100,000 which the Trust has acquired in the last year for access paths within the Swanbrook and Turls Hill areas.