Bedford Blues headed to the Forest of Marston today to become official treehuggers for a brand new social media fundraising campaign. 

Director of Rugby Mike Rayer, winger Dean Adamson and back rower Josh Buggea visited the Forest Centre in Marston Moretaine to get behind the Trust’s #treehugger campaign which encourages people to have fun outdoors and raise funds for the Forest of Marston Vale Trust.

The new campaign urges people to take a selfie of themselves hugging a tree, post it on their preferred social media using the hashtag #treehugger, make a £3 text donation to the trust, and then nominate three friends to do the same. 

Money raised by the campaign will be used to maintain the woodlands at Marston Vale as well as planting more trees.

Nick Webb, Chief Executive of the Forest of Marston Vale Trust said: “We’re hoping this campaign encourages local people outdoors to have fun at our woodland sites across the Marston Vale, and at country parks and woodlands further afield. 

“It will raise awareness of the Trust’s work in creating and managing the Forest of Marston Vale and give people a fun and simple way to donate to help us continue this work.”

The Trust’s Fundraising Officer, Robina Ballard-Davis added: “I’m eager to see the selfies that are posted and we’ll be featuring the most original and fun ones - such as the largest group, youngest or oldest #treehugger - on our website. We would love clubs, schools and companies to get involved too.”

To be involved in the campaign you can make a £3 donation texting the message ‘TREE31 £3’ to 70070.

More information on the campaign and ideas of how your club, school or organisation can take part is available from Robina Ballard-Davis, Fundraising Officer on 01234 762605 or by emailing robina.b-d@marstonvale.org.

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