To meet our vision of “Keeping our Town Special” Friends of Lewes has a long and effective record of conserving and enhancing the key aspects of our town: its history, distinctive buildings and the natural environment. We are very grateful for the continued support of members in helping us to meet our goals. To continue with these objectives, we are hoping to raise new funds through the recently launched Lewes District Council, (LDC), online lottery.
This lottery is set up specifically to support local good causes: 60p from each £1 ticket bought will be shared, through LDC grants, to charitable and voluntary groups in Lewes District. If you nominate a particular good cause, 50p for each ticket will be donated to them, with 10p given to a communal “pot” for distribution by LDC.
We are pleased to tell you that Friends of Lewes has been accepted by LDC as one of these good causes. You may now go directly to our page on the lottery website and select Friends of Lewes as your nominated charity: https://www.leweslocallottery.co.uk/support/friends-of-lewes
We are initially asking for funds to help us with our projects working together with Lewes residents and other local groups, to improve our environment by planting more trees around Lewes. Our i-Tree Eco Survey of the town reveals that our current tree canopy cover is 11.5% – and the recommendations for urban settings are at least 20%. We would like your help so that we can make Lewes a sustainable “town in the trees” for future generations: offering the benefits of shade, shelter, flood prevention, carbon storage and sequestration, improved air quality, wildlife habitats and seasonal beauty.
Thank you for your support and good luck!