Nature needs your help.
Challenge yourself to complete 50km of activity between 1-31 October and help plant more trees.
Do 50km your way, whenever and wherever you like! Steps around your house, a jog round the block or a cycle through the woods. Take a day, a week or the whole month. However you choose to cover the distance, if you raise or donate £100 by 31 October, you’ll help plant 20 trees and make a greener, more welcoming world for future generations to enjoy. It costs just £5 to plant one tree sapling – how many trees will you plant?
Get moving for trees
Trees are good for wildlife, for the climate and for us. They do amazing things for our planet, and on top of all that, being amongst them also boosts our wellbeing. But recent world weather events and climate reports have brought home just how critical it is that we don't take nature for granted. It's more important than ever that we help trees thrive, and the green environment they support flourish.
Our ambition to plant and establish 20 million trees by 2030 is already underway. Thanks to donations we’ve already received, we've been able to plant tens of thousands of young saplings across the UK over the past year. We've also identified sites for a further 1.5 million trees to be planted during the next two years.
Track your distance - Connect your fundraising page to Strava to log your distance. Or you can enter your distance manually
Start fundraising - Share your challenge with your friends and family - every £5 you raise will plant a tree
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Woodlands and wellbeing
The crunch of snapping twigs underfoot. Lilting birdsong from above. The rustling of trees in the breeze. Woodland sounds have been shown to make us more relaxed, less stressed and less anxious. A recent study, commissioned by the National Trust, has shown that woodland sounds can have a direct impact on our wellbeing. According to the People and Nature Survey, led by Natural England, almost 9 in 10 adults in England said that being in nature made them very happy, with 4 in 10 saying they were spending more time in nature than before the pandemic. So wherever and whenever you do your challenge, keep your eyes and ears open as you make a difference to your own wellbeing, nature and the climate. Any amount you raise or donate will make a difference and help grow the woodland of the future.
can plant 10 trees and help grow the woodland future generations will enjoy
can plant 20 trees and create homes for wildlife
can plant 500 square metres of woodland and help fight climate change
Official rules It is not mandatory to fundraise or make a donation in order to join or complete the challenge. You must comply with all government restrictions regarding coronavirus when taking part in the challenge. Please check the restrictions in your local area. The challenge starts and ends based on each athlete's local time zone. Raise £50 (not including Gift Aid) on JustGiving and receive a running buff (Reward 1). One running buff will be posted per qualifying page. Raise £100 (not including Gift Aid) and be entered into our prize draw to win a £500 National Trust holiday voucher (Reward 2) (Voucher T&Cs apply).
One entry per qualifying JustGiving page will be entered into the prize draw. You must be over the age of 18 to fundraise for the National Trust and claim the associated rewards. Only fundraised amounts are eligible for the rewards, not one-off or recurring donations. The prize draw for the holiday voucher will take place on 19 November and the winner will be notified by post by the 30 November. Running buffs will be sent out via second class post within 10 days of reaching your £50 target. The National Trust is not responsible for any lost or damaged reward. To qualify for Reward 1 and Reward 2 you must be a registered participant of the challenge and either: o Have a JustGiving page set up for ‘Move for trees’ to raise money for the National Trust and have raised the minimum donation amount as detailed above on that page by 23:59 GMT on Sunday 14 November 2021, or o Have raised the minimum donation amount, as detailed above, and have sent those funds to National Trust via bank transfer, or at the following address: Move for Trees, National Trust, Heelis, Kemble Drive, Swindon, SN2 2NA, along with your correctly filled in sponsorship form, by 23:59 GMT on Sunday 14 November 2021.