Fund4Trees trustees are delighted to announce the appointment of Robert Penn as our first Patron.
Robert Penn is a writer and broadcaster. His books include Woods: A Celebration published by the National Trust, The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees and the bestselling It’s All About the Bike. As a journalist, Robert writes for the Guardian, Observer and Financial Times. He has presented several TV documentaries including the BBC Four series Tales From the Wildwood. A keen cyclist, Robert has ridden a bicycle in over fifty countries on five continents. In his late-twenties, he gave up a career as a lawyer and spent three years cycling round the world. He lives with his family in a small woodland in the Black Mountains, South Wales, from where he runs a community woodland group.
Talking of his appointment as Fund4Trees Patron, Rob commented:
I rode from the Ankerwycke Yew to Lincoln Cathedral with Fund4Trees, to celebrate the launch of the new Tree Charter in autumn 2017. I was so impressed by the knowledge and the enthusiasm of all the trustees – for all things arboreal, the role trees play in our lives and, in particular, how important it is to get young people interested in them. We also had a great time!
I do hope that I can bring some experience – cycling or media related – to Fund4Trees future fundraising efforts.