Bat detecting, an orchid walk and a day of gardening were among the “green” prizes on offer by environmental charity Stroud Valleys Project who ran their first annual raffle in December.

Orchid Walk Voucher“We wanted to make sure that the prizes reflected the ethics of our charity – to promote sustainable lifestyles and to help people care for and learn about the environment,” said Katharine Hope, who organised the event.  "So in addition to an organic veg box, gardening items and a compost caddy we were thrilled when colleagues volunteered their own skills and knowledge to provide some unusual prizes. We would like to thank everyone who donated prizes and who bought tickets. We hope that the prize winners enjoy their personal walks with our resident bat and orchid experts!”

The day of gardening was won by Marion Mitchell from Stroud, the personal orchid walk by Andy Treacher from Stroud, and the bat detecting session by Kevin Gribble from Gloucester.

The raffle raised over £600 to support the work of the Stroud based charity.

A complete list of prizewinners  can be seen on the Stroud Valleys Project website on

Prize Winners

Duchy Organics veg box - Anton B Jimer

£30 Eco Shop gift voucher - Anne Sherington

A bottle of champagne - J. Turner

A day of gardening - Marion Mitchell

Bat detecting with Nadine - Kevin Grebble

A basket of gardening goodies - Mrs S E Ellis

A compost caddy - Mr S Bruen

Orchid walk with Ivi - Andy Treacher

A basket of treats - Mrs Southgate

Serene Gift Voucher - John Bale

Thank you to the following who donated prizes:

Stroud Valleys Community Car Club; SVP Eco Shop;

Seren Fair Trade: The Green Shop: Wyevale Garden Centre;

The Exotic Paper Company Ltd; The Wormery Store.

Emily Janke-Pearson, Ivi Szaboova, Nadine Smykatz-Kloss,

Tamsin Bent, Mr D Archer.


Stroud Valleys Project is a limited company,
registered in England and Wales

Registered number: 2224016    

Registered charity number: 900107

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