Giving something back
At Forest Fuels we’re committed to the areas we serve. Locally grown, locally sourced and locally processed timber; to deliver sustainable wood fuel locally from our network of depots. See how some of our community initiatives engage with local people.
BBC’s DIY SOS programme stepped in to adapt and completely transform the home of a youngster who’d spent nearly two years in hospital being treated for brain and spinal cancer.
Forest Fuels joined the big build team providing premium grade wood chip to give the finishing touches to all of the newly created and planted borders in the garden areas.
The trades people and suppliers who all helped to make the big build possible for Mathew and his parents Leigh and Sue Cooper prepared to welcome the family back home.
Pictured are Forest Fuels Regional Manager Ben Goh, Transport Manager Bob Osborne and Marketing Manager Dave Myatt.
Here we visited Millbrook Primary to stock up their “Forest School” with timber logs, cut timber and wood chip for their forest play area.
Being able to see, handle and feel the natural products in their raw state gives the children a much better insight than the classroom alone can provide.
Here, some of the children use the logs as balancing beams.
Students from Harper Adams University gained first-hand insight into how a wood fuel business depot operates.
Studying for a degree qualification in timber and woodland management, these students found that their visit to a real, working environment put true perspective on things in a way that no amount of theoretical teaching can.
This brief video gives a snapshot of what the university students experienced when they visited Forest Fuels depot.
As well as showing what is covered on these tours we also gain some feedback from several of the students that visited to find out how they benefit from it.