If you follow the Steel Valley Project on social media, you’ll know that back in June we sadly had 2 of our strimmers stolen whilst working on a countryside management project in Stocksbridge.

Unfortunately, although insured, we were unable to claim for the strimmers as they were stolen from one of our worksites rather than from a secured location.

Our strimmers are used often, especially during the spring and summer, to keep local paths open and stop them from becoming very overgrown – meaning that they are safer are more accessible for users.

They’re also used when managing habitats for wildlife and, at the time of the theft, they were being used on a project to create a new wildflower meadow.

As a small charity, we will find it very difficult to replace the strimmers without some form of external funding to help us out. However, we were buoyed by the community in Stocksbridge rallying to our side when they suggested that we set up a crowdfunding page to allow them to get involved in helping out their local countryside management charity.

So, in response to feedback from the Stocksbridge community, we now have a crowdfunding page to raise the funds to purchase a new strimmer.

We’d like to replace one of the strimmers with an electric type which is more environmentally friendly than petrol powered versions and will give our staff and volunteers a safer working environment in the future.

Please take a look at the link below and help us out by donating to this appeal.

Crowdfunding page to purchase a new strimmer

We’d also be grateful if you could help spread the word by sharing this post with your friends and family.

Thank you for your support 🙂

Strimming - Brookside Bank Lane
Images taken by David Holmes from our volunteer team

 

 

 

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