Trackplot customer raises £2,300 for sub-Saharan Africa tree planting

Posted by on Jan 25, 2019 in News

David Chudleigh, Harvesting Manager at Trackplot customer Tillhill, and his friend Nick drove from Plymouth to Banjul in The Gambia in David’s 2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara, departing on Boxing Day raising £2,300 from the public alone for TREE AID. The original plan was to drive to Bamako in Mali but due to security reasons they had to divert to The Gambia.

Security wasn’t the only issue the pair had to contend with. With no machanical assistance they had to rely on nothing but mosquito nets, duct tape and ingenuity to deal with continual radiator issues.

Trackplot provided a tracker and created a portal so that David and Nick’s progress can be seen on their Just Giving page.

David is back home now and already hard at work at Tillhill.

TREE AID helps people in the drylands of Africa to lift themselves out of poverty and protect their environment. People here live in some of the toughest conditions on earth and trees are essential to their survival. Trees provide nutrition, generate income and help to create a healthy environment and works with local communities to help them protect and grow trees, for themselves and for future generations.

There is still time to donate to this fantastic cause!