Like many businesses, COVID-19 has had devastating impacts on our organisation in the last year. With over 90% of our income lost in 2020 and a further 50% forecasted for 2021, we’re launching our Walk for Walesby and we’re asking you to get behind us and support our efforts.
From 17th May, President of our Board of Trustees, David Huxley, and a number of our other key partners will be completing the Robin Hood Way from Nottingham Castle to Walesby Forest. The 108-mile journey will visit a number of amazing Nottinghamshire locations and they’re taking on this feat to raise vital funds to secure our future.
Also completing the walk is our CEO, Guy Laurie who hopes that people support the initiative as much as possible. “This past year has been our toughest to date. Not only have we lost the majority of our income, but our team has been hit significantly,” explains Guy.
“Some of our team are currently furloughed and some were unfortunately made redundant. Not only that but our apprentice programme was cancelled, leaving just a small team to handle all aspects of security, maintenance and most importantly organising future bookings.”
“We know that recovery will take some time but there is the drive there to do all that is possible to ensure Walesby Forest exists for another 82 years,”
He continues “After all, 82 years of heritage must be protected, as must the fun and enjoyment so many people, especially young people, regularly access across our 250 acres,”
“More than ever before in our entire history, we need the love and support of our visitors, associates and the local community. Donations can be made via JustGiving, over the phone when calling our office, or in-person when Nottingham Rugby take on the Bedford Blues on May 23rd at The Bay.”
With that in mind, we are asking you to please get behind Walesby Forest and support us in raising these vital funds.
Every donation will make a difference, no matter how big or small, so anything you can give is highly appreciated and will help us to protect the future of Sherwood Forest’s most historic outdoor activity centre.
Your support means everything.