We have been amazed at your generousity towards out Jubilee Jam Jars Appeal – please keep it up!
Through our appeal we are aiming to raise enough money to plant a tree, along with a commemorative plaque, as a fitting tribute to the Queen in her Diamond Jubilee year.
The appeal has just smashed through the £200 mark – but we want to keep going. Hopefully we will be able to plant more trees with an extra monies or we will donate an extra to a local charity.
We have enough time as the best time to plant a tree is in the autumn when the soil is warm after the summer and damp from autumnal rain, giving a young tree a good chance to root.
Amber Valley Borough Council bosses say locations it might go include the River Gardens or the Memorial Gardens, but the latter would have to be in agreement with Belper Town Council.
You can drop of your donations at the News Corner shop on King Street which has kindly been collecting jam jars overflowing with coppers from generous readers as thousands of people.
Store owner Peter Athwal, said he has been impressed with the amount of people who had so far given their support to the campaign. He said people had been popping in with their donations and had been very generous.
Belper News Editor Julie Crouch said: “We have been amazed at the response – but not surprised because we know how generous Belper News readers are.
“We need to dig deep though – check the back of the sofa, empty out those pots and donate your pennies!”