28 Jul Reforestation charity teams up with TGP to plant legacies
The Word Forest Organisation is a Dorset based charity that plants trees, builds classrooms and facilitates environmental education in impoverished communities in Kenya.
By joining The Goodwill Partnership, The Word Forest Organisation are now able to offer their supporters and volunteers low cost, home-visit, best practice, solicitor provided wills enabling them to leave a legacy to the charity if they so desire, although there is no obligation to do so. The Goodwill Partnership also provides the charity with a detailed reporting structure of legacies left, to allow them to plan financially for the future with far more confidence.
The vision driving the dedicated team at Word Forest, has two very important strands: looking after the planet and looking after the human beings who work so hard to do it.
CEO Tracey West explains, “Our planet desperately needs new forests, now more than ever before. Our planting in deforested parts of Kenya, mitigates the effects of climate change by absorbing CO 2 and locking water into the ground. Additionally, the commodities from the forest are helping communities to lift themselves out of poverty; it’s great news for biodiversity, wildlife and humans!”
The charity benefits from the wisdom and guidance of global forestry expert, Ru Hartwell, a very active Trustee who also has over a decade of experience working in Coast Province, Kenya and who has nurtured a great relationship with the Boré Green Umbrella Cooperative, the multi-skilled group of individuals who tend the forests and construct the buildings.
Ru explains, “We manage our forests meticulously. Our Project Manager, Alex Katana, takes the GPS coordinates of our trees and we guarantee that if they die for any reason, we’ll replace them. This gives our benefactors and corporate partners security in the knowledge that their donations will turn into legacy forests.”
Mark Jackson, The Goodwill Partnership Co-Founder says, “We are delighted to be working with The Word Forest Organisation and hope that through our collaboration we can help secure legacy gifts to enable the charity to continue their outstanding work in Kenya, that cleans the air we breathe all over the world”.
We are delighted to be working with The Word Forest Organisation and hope that through our collaboration we can help secure legacy gifts to enable the charity to continue their outstanding work in Kenya, that cleans the air we breathe all over the world