Why the Charity Organisation?

Alan Heeks bought Hazel Hill Wood in 1987: its evolution as a pioneering education centre and conservation woodland has depended heavily on his energy and funding. The move to a charity structure is intended to reduce this dependence, and support the continuity and further growth of this project, especially its educational programmes.

In addition, the educational aims will be helped by charity status, in terms of credibility and access to funding.

The Trust will also provide a vehicle and potential funding for other charitable activities, such as Wisdom Tree (see below).