John Ashwell recently put out a plea for funding to replace some of the trees that he’s stolidly fundraised for in the past. As a result of John’s work the King’s Cross community has paid for the majority of the trees on the north east side of the station so are rightly pleased and proud to help maintain them:
“Thank you to one and all who contributed towards the fundraising campaign to replace the two trees that had blown over outside Lighterman House on Wharfdale Road.
“The community came up trumps, and for that I extend much gratitude to you all – I will be handing over a total of £954.83 in cash and cheques to the council tomorrow. We have raised enough money to fund both the missing trees with guards and a full 3-year watering contract, to which plaques will be attached to acknowledge that they have been gifted to the public realm by local residents. The additional amount over and above the amount required for these two trees we are hoping will go towards a third tree, possibly outside the new Pret at 2 Wharfdale. I have discussed this with the council, and will look at the location when we meet on Friday.
“Those of you who paid by cheque can expect to see these cheques clearing your account in the next week or so.
“Thank you again for your generosity.”