Creating beautiful, inspirational woodland spaces - in memory of Mia Elcock and her love of nature
Mia's Wood provides inspirational natural spaces for the local communities of Milton Keynes and Buckinghamshire to enjoy. These woodlands will be places of beauty, love and hope for all, captivating the wonder of nature through education, recreation and conservation activities. Our activities extend from: planting trees, shrubs and plants; to woodland maintenance skills; to creating art and events based around nature, conservation and environmental sustainability.
Why the community needs us
Mia's Wood hopes to pass on Mia's love of nature to local families, children and young people, and especially to bereaved families. At Mia's Wood, we want to create an environment which promotes an innocent wonder of nature, to stimulate curiosity and imagination, to encourage children to preserve our fragile natural woodland through both visits and special events. For bereaved families in particular, we would like to think that visits to Mia's Wood will provide both hope and solace.
Our impact on the community
Mia's Wood is a local charity, set up by Mia's family & friends. We have links with the Royal Latin School in Buckingham and Home Farm Nursery in Swanbourne, and welcome further links with schools and groups working with children in the local area. In 2013, we planted 400 native trees through a Woodland Trust MOREWoods grant, held our first MiaFest, & raised over £15,000 at a Charity Ball and fundraisers. In 2014, we have been maintaining Mia's Wood and are planning MiaFest on 20/21st September