Stroud Valleys Project - one of the leading environment and community groups, which urgently appealed for £25,000 following an annual financial support shortfall, has already received £13,500 in just a few weeks.

Now, Chief Executive Clare Mahdiyone has urged groups, families, businesses to help their "crisis fund" by completing the appeal by the end of March.

"It has been fantastic so far and it has shown us how much our charity means to the people of Stroud and the surrounding area.

"If we can complete this appeal fund, it will give us a breathing space to improve our operating funds so that we do not have to consider making cuts, which could affect all the good work that is carried out by the Stroud Valleys Project team," she said.

The organisation, which has a fascinating shop in Threadneedle Street, Stroud, undertakes a wide range of projects from hedge-laying training for people who are unemployed; pond creation, management and monitoring; and growing and cooking food in schools, as well as all kinds of biodiversity projects and sustainable development of areas for future generations.

Fund raising by groups and individuals is also aiding the charity's drive for funding.

Clare announced that two musical organisations have decided to support the charity by having collections at their concerts.  Stroud Symphony Orchestra are having a retiring collection for the organisation at their Spring Concert in Holy Trinity Church, on Saturday 23rd March .Tickets are £10 (concessions£8). Children under 14 go free.

Also, the Stuart Singers will be making the Project the beneficiary of their summer concerts on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th June in Minchinhampton Church.

Chief Executive Clare Mahdiyone said: "We are delighted that these two organisations have decided to support us in this way".

If other organisations would like to support Stroud Valleys Project in any way please contact Julie Wickham on 01453 753358 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

For further information about this press release call Clare Mahdiyone on 01453 753358 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or Robin Thompson on 07966 495908; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Stroud Valleys Project is a limited company,
registered in England and Wales.    

Registered number: 2224016    

Registered charity number: 900107

Stroud Valleys Project,
8 Threadneedle Street,
Stroud,
Gloucestershire,
GL5 1AF

Tel: 01453 753358

Fax: 01453 755641

Email: info@stroudvalleysproject.org

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