Foundation celebrates a Happy Christ-moss

Peak District National Park Foundation celebrates a happy Christ-Moss as fundraising target is smashed!

We’ve done it!

Generous supporters have helped the Peak District National Park Foundation to smash its Restore Our Moors fundraising target as part of The Big Give Christmas Challenge.

The challenge was to raise £4,000 in match-funded donations between 1st and 8th December…but the total raised was £4,872 thanks to donors across the country.

This money will fund vital moorland restorations work in the Peak District National Park, including planting of hundreds of Sphagnum moss plugs. Sphagnum moss is a major weapon in the fight against climate change as it absorbs and locks up carbon from the atmosphere.

Restoration work will be carried out by the Moors For the Future Partnership. Chris Dean, Head of Programme Delivery from the Moors for the Future Partnership comments:

We are delighted by the generous donations to support moorland conservation across the Peak District and South Pennines, that will be delivered by Moors for the Future Partnership. It is truly fantastic to see the invaluable nature of our local peatlands recognised and appreciated by communities local to our beautiful and important moorlands. We are incredibly grateful for these donations which help us to ensure that this important work continues, and to know that this work is being recognised by people visiting these pivotal landscapes.

On behalf of all the team at Moors for the Future Partnership, many thanks once again – it is very heartening to see the work and reputation of the Partnership recognised and supported by your donation.

Foundation Chair Jen Lowthrop says:

We’d like to say a huge thanks to everyone who has supported the campaign – from those who made a donation, to the businesses who pledged funding, to the partner organisations who shared our appeal and to our volunteers who promoted it. We are delighted and overwhelmed at the support this campaign received, and we wish you all a Happy Christ-Moss!