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Together For Trees - every collector helps

Last modified: 03 September 2012

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Tesco and the RSPB have joined forces for an exciting new partnership, Together For Trees, to help save tropical rainforests all over the world, from Asia and Africa to the Caribbean.

To raise vital funds for rainforest conservation, RSPB are holding bucket collections in Tesco stores across Scotland on the 21 and 22 September.

The collections could generate an incredible income to fund the work that the RSPB has already started, but to achieve this more volunteers are urgently needed.

Ailsa Burns, RSPB Together for Trees Project Officer, said: "This is a very exciting opportunity for the RSPB and a new way for us to raise awareness of the partnership and a significant amount of money to support our rainforest work.

“Our regular supporters have jumped on board to help as they always do. We’re very grateful for the time they give up to collect for the RSPB, but we need more volunteers if we’re to fill every slot that’s been made available to us.

“You don't need any special knowledge to take part in one of our bucket collections – just a winning smile.”

Tropical forests are home to at least six million different species, including some of the world's most enigmatic and endangered wildlife.

Funds raised by the partnership will support vital conservation work such as the replanting of native trees in damaged areas that have been illegally logged for commercial interests, and providing important equipment for teams of researchers and conservationists as well as helping local, forest-dependent people to improve their livelihoods in a sustainable way.

For more information on the Together For Trees partnership, please visit www.togetherfortrees.com if you would like to sign up for a collection at a Tesco store near you, please visit www.rspb.org.uk/bucketcollections

How you can help

We've come together with Tesco to help save rainforests all over the world. But we need your help. You can donate quickly and easily online, and you can donate green Tesco Clubcard points and Tesco Clubcard vouchers to the campaign too.

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