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Figure out a unique way to plant trees AND solve your Christmas gifting crisis for 2021.

TREE TWINNING

The gift that gets people talking. It's a planet saver, hanging from your Christmas Tree.

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The key to having a healthy and happy Christmas lies in planting trees…Really?  Well, 31% of modern diseases are a direct result of deforestation. 

Our planet is losing a football pitch worth of trees every second.  Scary statistics, but before you hate us for inducing a panic-stricken Christmas filled with woes of the world ending...

Stop. 

Breathe. 

 

There is stuff happening all over the world to plant trees and start reversing the devastation we’ve inflicted on our planet. The question is, how many of us are going to get involved and to what end? 

 

We love the famous words of Jane Goodall:

“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”

It’s simple, we need to plant & protect trees.

 

We are not into planting millions of trees, we are all about planting the hundreds sustainably and building up to the thousands. From humble beginnings, we now plant 100,000 trees annually and with your support, this number will grow sustainably and with integrity. 

 

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This Christmas you can play your part in planting 100,000 trees.

Twin your Christmas tree with trees in Malawi and your one-time, single-use tree will pay itself back tenfold.  Doing more than “its” bit for the environment and combating climate change.

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137 species of animals die each day due to deforestation.

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A football field worth of trees is cut down every second.

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31% of modern diseases are a direct result of deforestation. 

 

Let’s save some animals this Christmas, let’s plant a few football fields. Let’s stop a few modern-day diseases in their tracks.

 

You, me, communities, schools and prisons in Malawi. 

 

Let’s do this.

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Together change is possible.

Buy a bauble for £10, each bauble plants ten trees in Malawi. Hand made in Wales, by an incredible team of volunteers, they are not only sustainable, but cost the charity nothing. This means every-single-penny of your £10 is planting trees and providing educational tree-planting workshops to communities, schools and prisons in rural Malawi.*

 

One bauble keeps the environment front of mind - even on Christmas day. It is the solution to save you from the embarrassment of forgetting (or avoiding!) gifts for extended family...

 

It’s also a great conversation starter. What’s that on your tree? Well, now you’ve asked...

 

Over the years your Christmas tree will continue to live and breathe, soaking up all that nasty  carbon that we all create.

Provide a family with a livelihood and a sustainable life-long supply of life-essential wood. 

Give prison inmates a vocation and opportunity for reform through planting forest.

Corporately plant a protected forest.

Inspire students to make change possible in Malawi and make educated and environmentally conscious decisions for their futures.

*excluding online payment processing fee.

What we're planting

What people said about 2020 Tree Twinning.

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"Love that we can ‘twin’ our Christmas tree to Malawi knowing 10 trees will be planted there, making a difference to the community. The baubles look fab on our tree too!" Helen Griffiths

"It was a unique present, we gifted baubles to family, twinning their trees for them!  They looked really really good. The packaging was neat and fun to open. We used the gift messaging to personalise them. It's a clever idea, and I'm pretty chuffed there are a few trees in Malawi now.  Planted by us." Gwen Thomas

"What a great way to give and receive this Christmas. Tree twinning- planting into something that will give to others-the heart of Christmas." Aaron Davies-Whitfield

         We can’t assure you more of the credibility of what we do. 

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Amount heading to Malawi to plant 10 trees:

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Cost of windblown Welsh Ash - donated by a farm:      
 

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Cost of paint & painting - donated paint and time:  

      

Cost of packaging - donated & foraged with permission:  

 
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Cost of bauble:

 

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Sustainably sourced & bio-degradable

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Kind to the planet
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Handmade in the UK.

Once used - please throw it back into a forest to naturally bio-degrade or keep it forever!

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What Greenville University had to say about our projects.

I took a group of students from Greenville College (now University) to Malawi to get involved in the local NGOs working with street children and villages near Blantyre. Their experience at Fisherman's Rest, from the accommodations to the food to the view, activities, etc. was so transformational and impactful that they continued to talk and post about it for the next academic year. We were hosted as if we were all family, and for the near two weeks that we were there our time was magnificent. Students did not want to return to the US! Thank you Fisherman's Rest for the experience of a lifetime.

- Eugene  Dunkley, Greenville University

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What Helen Whiter, a long-standing volunteer and supporter has to say about us:

"After I retired, I was keen to do some volunteering overseas, which is how I came to discover Fisherman’s Rest.  I was so impressed by the work they do, and it was such a wonderful experience, that I have now been back 3 times. Over the years, I have seen the impact as their work has grown: new schools built, more classrooms, libraries and toilets in existing schools, with breakfast porridge, served in more schools.  All of this means that more children go to school, in particular girls, so classes can be enormous! Local people (both men and women) are now trained to maintain the village water pumps. Conservation is high on the agenda, with tree planting and demonstrations of how to build a fuel-efficient oven.

I’ve mainly worked in schools but have helped on other projects as well. I’ve supported the women’s literacy classes and the Girls’ Project, helped build an oven and seen the chicken projects in schools, where learners look after chickens and develop business skills. I particularly like the fact that Fisherman’s Rest are employing and training up a large team of local workers, some of whom now lead on projects. They are making such a difference and always looking for new ways to move forward. And once the pandemic has settled down, I shall be going back."

BONUS 

We only have a limited amount of handmade baubles. So if want to be part of the tree twinning movement - place your order today! 

 

Orders of 5 or more baubles will be entered into a draw to win 3 nights away at the Chestnut Cabin in rural Carmarthenshire, glamping on the edge of the forest with your own hot tub! www.chestnutcabin.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With your purchase of 5+ baubles, you will be added into the draw.*

Winner will be announced in the first two weeks of January.

This offer is for online orders ONLY. 

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Buy a bauble and you will:

Plant ten trees in Malawi in schools, prisons, protected forest & household allotments.

Provide education alongside tree planting.  Covering, effects of deforestation, tree germination, care and the benefits of securing trees for the future.

In the long term, help combat Malawi's deforestation crisis and help households survive by coppicing, preserving trees and farming sustainably.

A Bauble Includes:

A handmade & painted wooden slice bauble to grace your Christmas tree. Individually gift wrapped.

Gift a unique Christmas present this year, that spreads a smile across a few much loved faces.

Include an optional personalised gift message and send the package directly to it's new home.

2021 Bonus

Order 5 baubles and you will be entered into our draw to win 3 nights glamping in a log cabin, with your own hot tub and cosy log fire.   

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Malawi?

Deforestation is a huge problem in Malawi. 89% of the population cook on wood-fired stoves or open fires. Wood is used for construction, warmth, sterilising water and cooking.  Without this resource, many people will die of illness and starvation and the land will degrade to sand, useless for growing food.

Combined Postage?

Yes, as you add more baubles to your basket, the reduced postage will be automatically calculated.

How long has the project been established?

We have been working in Malawi for over 30 years.  FROM Wales was registered as a Charity in the UK in 2012. We started the Tree Project in 2013. 

Safe Payments

We use WIX payments to complete our transactions, Wix Payments is fully PCI DSS compliant, which is the highest information security standard for companies accepting credit card payments. It's also PSD2 SCA compliant, which is important for European merchants

Online Orders

Once you click “BUY NOW” for your bauble, you will head to the checkout to complete your purchase with our payment provider- WIX stores

Easy Returns

We hope you do not need to return your product.  But if you do, please contact our customer service and we will sort any issues with you asap.

Customer Service

If you have any questions or problems with your order please call our UK number +44 (0) 1994 758 146.  Leave a message if we are unable to take your call. We will endeavour to be  in touch within 24 hours. Or please email bethan@fromwales.org

What trees do you plant?

Please have a look at our Tree Project web page. We outline what we plant, where we plant and why!

Delivery

We will send out all orders within 48 hours of payment, using Royal Mail 2nd Class delivery.  Please do remember, post can take longer over Christmas.

What charity is this?

Tree Twinning is run by FROM Wales UK registered Charity 1149385.  Please check us out on the Charity Commissions Website.

Too Expensive?

We are sorry you may think so.  But our experience has taught us that planting trees well needs a team of skilled people, who are constantly training and monitoring the communities, schools and prisons involved in the project.  To truly make effective impact, this is what it costs us.  For more details on the extent of the Tree Project, please read more here.

How do I add a gift note?

As you move through the checkout process, you will see a text box to "Add gift message".  If you miss this, please email bethan@fromwales.org on the same day as purchase, with your order number and the message you would like to include.