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Our main objectives are to promote the conservation, protection and improvement of the natural environment. To advance the education of the public in matters relating to the preservation and conservation of the environment and the creation of sustainable community woodlands and nature parks. To provide, in the interests of social welfare, and for the recreation or other leisure time occupation of persons resident in the area of operation, who have a need of such facilities by reason of their youth, age, infirmity or disablement, poverty or social and economic circumstances with the said object of improving their condition of life.

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Brilliant community place, best prices, and raising funds for some amazing projects. If you like charity shops this is one of the best, a real old school charity shop!

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A great variety of clothes, books, films, music, pictures, bric a brac, at very reasonable prices. Friendly helpful staff and a good, well-kept feel to the shop. One of the best charity shops I’ve seen anywhere.

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Very friendly staff, very good prices, and will often offer you a cup of tea or coffee. They’re effectively a community centre at this point.

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OUR INSPIRATION

Who was John Lally? In seven words “he was an environmentalist who did things”. John obviously was more than that; however his core belief was about environmental action. He was an Area Coordinator for Greenpeace in the early 1990s. He was a dedicated man who unfortunately died too young, in his late 30’s.

At the wake after John’s funeral  someone suggested his friends plant a tree in his memory, however in the “true spirit of John, one tree became hundreds of trees, in fact became thousands of trees, and one square metre became several square metres, in fact became several hectares of woodland”.

His friends formed the Friends of John Lally Community Wood which went on to plant  5 acres of British Woodland on St Nicholas Fields a 24 acre Local Nature Reserve in York.

That group went on to become the John Lally International Foundation, which is still living up to the inspiration provided by John in his desire to address environmental degradation around the world.

We draw on the experience of a previous project at St Nicholas Fields in York, England. In 2005 was hailed by Prime Minister Tony Blair as “a model of sustainable community development“. (see www.stnicksfields.org.uk)

By involving the local community we want to copy  this successful project;

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