Lots that have been donated include:
• A meal at your home for ten people cooked by Tom Aikens, Michelin-starred chef of the Tom Aikens Restaurant, Chelsea (reserve £6,000)
• Jamie Oliver’s back catalogue of ten books, all signed (£300)
• A tour of the Sipsmith distillery, Hammersmith, London’s first copper distillery in 190 years (£400)
• A set of 100 notelets from Smythson, with an appointment at their salon to have them personalised (£250)
• Two weekend tickets to Latitude festival 15 to 18 July, featuring Vampire Weekend, Florence + The Machine, and Jonsi (£350)
• Five tickets to watch the filming of Britain’s Got Talent at the O2 on the 11 July from a private box (£200)
• A tour of Trewithen Gardens, Cornwall, and £100 worth of propagated plants from their nursery (£200)
Tree cover and green space has been shown to promote healthy lifestyles and lower crime levels by creating more welcoming streets and parks. These encourage walking, cycling and a sense of community ownership, and discourage antisocial behaviour. The most deprived areas of our cities are lacking these crucially important amenities that could make a considerable difference to crime, vandalism and obesity levels.
People may also make donations of any size, or purchase gifts from the shop on the Trees for Cities website. They can also come along to planting events from autumn to spring and help us plant the trees across in our UK projects in London, Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield, or even at our projects abroad, or run the Tree-Athlon 5ks at UK cities.
For more information, see the auction page here http://www.givinglots.co.uk/
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An independent charity which plants trees and landscapes public spaces in urban areas, to impact on global warming and beautify the urban landscape, encouraging greater social cohesion through the active participation of local people.