Journal readers stump up for woodland appeal

Readers of the Carmarthen Journal have helped the paper hit a £29,000 fund-raising target in six months.

The Coed Tregib appeal – run jointly with the Woodland Trust – was launched to help buy 32 acres of farmland in Llandeilo, east Carmarthenshire.

It was launched in January with a 30 June deadline.

The land, in the Tywi Valley, will be used to extend the 69-acre Woodland Trust-owned Coed Tregib (Tregib Wood) to boost biodiversity and tourism.

Carmarthen Journal editor David Hardy, said of the long-term nature of the project: “It’s a deal we’ve made for our children and their children and, of course, the planet.

“On that basis, it is a tougher test of our generosity, but Carmarthen Journal readers have passed this examination with flying colours.

Raising the £29,000 in just six months has been an absolutely fantastic achievement.”

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