Asda supports local conservation group

Splatts Abbey Wood Conservation Group has received a £500 grant from a local Asda store.

The volunteer group helps maintain Splatts Abbey Wood, a small area of woodland close to the MoD complex, on the borders of Stoke Gifford and Filton, and close to Cheswick Village.

Photo of volunteers holding a cheque for £500.
Volunteers from the conservation group with a cheque for £500 donated by Asda.

David Thomas, community champion at Asda’s Filton Abbey Wood store, said:

“We were absolutely delighted to be able to support this very worthwhile project through our Green Token Giving Scheme and hope that awareness of the project in our community has been raised.”

David Bell, the Splatts Abbey Wood group’s chairman said:

“We are very grateful to all at Asda for their generous donation of £500. The support of the local community is important for the survival of this woodland.”

The group works with others in the community such as South Gloucestershire Council, Sims Hill Community Woodland, the Students’ Union at UWE, the university itself and student volunteers.

Map of Splatts Abbey Wood.
Map of Splatts Abbey Wood.

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This article originally appeared in the September 2020 issue of the Stoke Gifford Journal magazine (on page 21). The magazine is delivered FREE, nine times a year, to over 5,000 homes in Stoke Gifford, Little Stoke and Harry Stoke. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.

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