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Friday, 8 February 2013

Dales conservation supporter Alison is one in 50,000

Tree-mendous ... the  commemorative
 event at the Bolton Abbey Estat
Conservation organisation Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust has recruited the support of 50,000 individuals since beginning work caring for the area's landscape, environment and communities in 1996.

The trust reached its milestone with the help of Alison Miernik from Knaresborough who became the charity’s 50,000th supporter when she made a donation to support a woodland restoration project.

Alison said: “I have always loved trees and it saddens me to see some of them disappearing either through disease or felling.  Yorkshire is such a beautiful place and its surroundings should be looked after and contributed to as much as possible."

Trust director David Sharrod said: “It really is wonderful to know that 50,000 people share our passion for the Yorkshire Dales to such an extent that they choose to support our work.”

The Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust also works alongside many business partners to deliver a wide range of projects which benefit all aspects of life in the Yorkshire Dales.

And the Clapham-based charity is still receiving support from its first ever donor, David Cansfield of Harrogate.

Mr Cansfield and Mrs Miernik, along with their partners, joined the trust in planting a tree on the Bolton Abbey Estate near Skipton to commemorate the occasion.

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