Donate a Vine

Please support us by donating £10 to buy vines to restore the historic vineyard at Warden Abbey. 

Now you can Donate a Vine in the name of someone special as a unique gift!

Why Donate a Vine?
Our vines are now nearly 30 years old and vine numbers and productivity are in decline as the vines age. We desperately need to get back to full productivity for the vineyard to become financially viable in the longer term so that the future of this historic vineyard as a community and educational resource is secured. Of course, this appeal is about so much more than planting vines. 

Your support will mean that we can continue to work with other local charities and schools to develop educational, social & therapeutic horticulture, employment, heritage and wildlife projects on this historic site.  The project aims to improve physical and mental health, reduce social isolation, increase understanding of the countryside and local heritage, and provide volunteering and work experience.

Your £10 pays for a new vine to be bought and planted. We aim to plant around 200 new vines each year.

As well as your name going on our Roll of Donors, you will be invited to join us to plant your vines in the spring or, if you prefer, we will plant them for you.

Thanks to your generous support, the first new vines for almost 30 years were planted at Warden Abbey in 2015 - we bought over 200 new vines, planted over two days in May by donors and volunteers. Not only that, but Bedfordshire Rural Communities Charity won the Fundraising Innovation Category of the first ever Grow Your Tenner awards which recognises the charity that ran the most effective, unique and inspired fundraising campaign nationwide! 

We've set our sights in 2017 on a target of £2,000 which would mean we could plant another 200 vines next spring.

Donate a Vine in the name of someone special - a unique gift

The recipient’s name will be added to our Roll of Donors, a vine will be tagged with their name, and they will receive a Gift Card and letter thanking them for the donation.  They will be invited to join in our big planting day in the spring to plant a vine, or we will be happy to plant it for them. To arrange a gift donation, please email us as we will need to know the details of the intended recipient.  Deadlines for orders for delivery by Mothers Day :Wed 7th March - for posted vouchers or donate a vine with gift cards.  Thurs 8th March - For email vouchers/donate a vine

Yes, I would like to donate. 

Click on the logo or link below. Its very straightforward -  for one-off donations you don't have to sign up or register and you can donate anonymously if you wish. If you Gift Aid your donation, it will be worth 25% more at no cost to you.

Donate £10 today