Become a Friend of Wiston Lodge

Since our charity started in 2007, we’ve been grateful to receive the help and support of many who have dedicated themselves to our cause.  Now more than ever, with austerity creating an even worse landscape for many of our guests, your help would be much appreciated. If you are able to donate money on a regular basis, that would be fantastic, but we also need skills to supplement our staff team. Your knowledge of business or marketing could be very helpful, or your enthusiasm and energy could help support our staff and volunteers. Friends of Wiston Lodge receive regular updates

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Volunteer

Over the years we have welcomed volunteers from around the world who help us achieve our mutual aims by maximising the use of their own skills.  We are a friendly and supportive staff team, some of whom live in the Lodge and in the cottages on the Estate. If you’d like to find out more about volunteering opportunities with Wiston Lodge, please email volunteering@wistonlodge.co.uk, telling us a little about yourself and the kind of skills you could bring. If you are a member of HelpX, you can view our HelpX listing.

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Path of the Little People

BBC Children in Need has funded the creation of an exciting new interpretive trail at Wiston Lodge, the “Path of the Little People,” as well as the purchase of associated play, educational and musical items for the trail. The trail, which emphasizes environmental, folkloric, historical and musical themes, will have numerous associated play, educational and musical items for children’s enjoyment and education. Visiting children in need, including kids on the autistic spectrum and at-risk youth, will benefit from this ambitious and timely project, of which there are two main components: first, a short-term experiential learning component, when participants build the

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University Students Transform Caravan

“Wiston Wanderer”, one of Several Projects Planned along Charity’s Future Interpretive Trail for Disadvantaged Youngsters. Two University of Strathclyde architecture students from Glasgow, Fiona MacGregor and Clare Paton, have completely converted a tired caravan at Wiston Lodge into a beautifully designed outdoor education classroom for local children in need. The impressive task, which was undertaken by the duo as a joint Masters Thesis project, will become an important component of an interpretive trail that Wiston Lodge is designing for its young visitors.  The caravan, dubbed the “Wiston Wanderer” by the classroom’s architects, will be used by many of the children

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Woodland Trust

Wiston Lodge and Woodland Trust join together in local woodland improvement

Several groups of thirty volunteers and staff met in the snow, rain and wind to plant trees donated by the Woodland Trust Scotland. Young People Brave the Elements to Learn New Work Skills and Protect the Environment.  During the weeks of March 9-13th and March 16-20th 2015, several groups of thirty volunteers and staff gathered together in the snow, rain and wind to plant trees donated to Wiston Lodge by the charity, the Woodland Trust Scotland. Wiston Lodge had recently received a free tree pack containing 420 trees and shrubs from the Woodland Trust to further enhance native woodland management efforts

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