The year 2012 will no doubt be remembered for the Olympics and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee but this is also another important year as it marks the twentieth year of Tottington Woodlanders which is a remarkable achievement.

Given that Tottington Woodlanders’ is run by volunteers with practical support and advice provided by West Sussex County Council, and funded by monies the group raises through sales of products it harvests or produces is a testament to the group and its volunteers.

All the volunteers who in the last twenty years have been involved in the group should be proud of the hard work they have put in and even with comings and goings over that period the fact that the group is still going strong is a credit to the organisation.

On a personal level, I have been involved for at least 12 or more years and during this period I am always amazed how many people know about the wood, the work the group does or have been to events that Tottington Woodlanders has run or attended.

This is an opportunity to say a big thank you to all of the volunteers who are currently involved in some way or have been over the past twenty years.

Chris Burchell Collins

Chairman of Tottington Woodlanders