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The Purpose of the Friends
The most important job we can ask of Friends is for their support and encouragement. They don't have to do anything - although it's more fun if they do!

The Friends' Committee
Click here to view pictures and information about the 2008 - 2009 committee in a separate window.

Here is a sample of the jobs which will always be needed.

  • Practical Tasks
    We are often asked to take on tasks which are required at short notice such as putting out signs and chairs before an event or manning a sales and information table. We also have an active group which undertakes tasks within the Arboretum itself. This could be removing stakes or putting mulch round the plants to assist the contractor. Apart from being of real help to the Arboretum these tasks are nearly always enjoyable!

  • Guides and Ushers
    A large number of visitors and groups are now visiting the Arboretum . Friends act as ushers and guides both in the Arboretum itself and in the Chapel. Guides are needed every day and for special events, often at the weekends and in the evenings. You can offer to do a regular slot or come on an occasional basis. More volunteers willing to do this would be a great help. Training is given for this from an experienced guide and regular updating walks are offered.

  • Publicity
    It is very important for the Arboretum to be publicised in general conversation. The Arboretum needs to get groups and individuals interested in gifts for trees, and we need to help in spreading the word to encourage people to come and visit.

  • Benefits
    We hope that being a 'Friend' will be a benefit in itself to those who join. The group organises its own events throughout the year which have included a Christmas walk, pub lunches, an Epiphany Service in the Chapel, a visit to Westonbirt Arboretum. (ideas are always welcome). A Newsletter is produced and sent out quarterly to let members know what is going on (see below).

  • Newsletters 2001 - 2009
    The Spring 2009 newsletter is now online. Click here to read it.
    The Winter 2008 newsletter is now online. Click here to read it.
    The Autumn 2008 newsletter is now online. Click here to read it.
    The Summer 2008 newsletter is now online. Click here to read it.
    The Spring 2008 newsletter is now online. Click here to read it.
    The Winter 2007 newsletter is now online. Click here to read it.
    The Autumn 2007 newsletter is now online. Click here to read it.
    The Summer 2007 newsletter is now online. Click here to read it.
    The Spring 2007 newsletter is now online. Click here to read it.
    The Winter 2006 newsletter is now online. Click here to read it.
    The Autumn 2006 newsletter is now online. Click here to read it.
    The Summer 2006 newsletter is now online. Click here to read it.
    The Spring 2006 newsletter is now online. Click here to read it.
    The Winter 2005 newsletter is now online. Click here to read it.
    The Autumn 2005 newsletter is now online. Click here to read it.
    The Summer 2005 newsletter is now online. Click here to read it.
    The Spring 2005 newsletter is now online. Click here to read it.
    The Winter 2004 newsletter is now online. Click here to read it.
    The Autumn 2004 newsletter is now online. Click here to read it.
    The Summer 2004 newsletter is now online. Click here to read it.
    The Spring 2004 newsletter is now online. Click here to read it.
    The Winter 2003 newsletter is now online. Click here to read it.
    The Autumn 2003 newsletter is now online. Click here to read it.
    The Summer 2003 newsletter is now online. Click here to read it.
    The Spring 2003 newsletter is now online. Click here to read it.
    The Winter 2002 newsletter is now online. Click here to read it.
    The Autumn 2002 newsletter is now online. Click here to read it.
    The Spring 2002 newsletter is now online. Click here to read it.
    The Winter 2001 newsletter is now online. Click here to read it.
    The Autumn 2001 newsletter is now online. Click here to read it.

  • Identity
    We have a uniform of yellow polo shirt and dark green sweat shirt each with our embroidered logo. These are good quality and wash well. It is not compulsory to purchase these but we do ask those who are on duty at the Arboretum to wear them . They can be purchased when you join the Friends or at any other time.

    To purchase any clothing as below contact Jane Vaughan on 01283 712025. These prices are correct at 12th January 2007.

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    Sweat ShirtsPolo Shirts
    XXXL18.80
    XX/XL17.8048"/46"17.80
    Large/Medium15.8044"/42"/40"15.80
    Small14.5038"/36"/34"14.80
    Tee Shirt All Sizes8.00

    Ladies Cardigans: Large 23 ............................... Medium/Small 21.50
    Baseball Caps: 1 size adjustable 5.50................ Hats Black: 5.00
    Reversible Jackets XL/L/M: 18.15 ..................... Stormproof Jacket XL/L/M: 24.72
    Body Warmers (Mens): £14.50 ............................ Body Warmers (Womens): £13.50
    Prices for extra large sizes are available on all stock.


  • Cost
    The cost of membership is 5.00 per person per year to cover costs of postage and information.

    If you think you would like to be a Friend, please download the form, complete it and then return it to:

      Roger Davies-Lee
      MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY
      24 Park Road, Alrewas
      Staffs. DE13 7AG
      Tel: 01283 791218
      Email: arboretum@dlaproduction.co.uk
      * Please note new email address

    To download a membership form in Word format please click here.
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