Category Archives: Fund raising

Reception at the Lord Mayor’s Parlour

Yesterday the Trust held a very successful fundraising reception in the Lord Mayor’s Parlour on the 18th floor of Westminster City Hall.

The Lord Mayor, Cllr Angela Harvey, welcomed the guests and the founder chairman, Lord Forsyth of Drumlean, recalled how the Trust had been established to promote the planting of trees in Westminster. The present chairman, Peter Ruback, gave a short presentation on current activity and future plans which is shown below (click on the triangular button to start).

The Trust would like to thank the Lord Mayor for making the Parlour available  and to the local businesses and individuals who contributed prizes for the raffle.

Emily Scott runs London Marathon

Emily Scott at the London Marathon 2013Emily Scott ran the London Marathon to raise money for Westminster Tree Trust and for Spinal Research. Congratulations to her on a finishing time of 3hr 43min!

Julian Maslinski Memorial Appeal

Julian Maslinski

Julian Maslinski, who was Chairman of the Westminster Tree Trust for 15 years, died in June 2012. Julian was a keen supporter or the environment and we have launched an appeal for funds to plant trees in his memory. If you would like to make a donation, please email the Trust at for more details.

Silver Jubilee reception

On 14th March 2007, The Lord Mayor of Westminster, Councillor Carolyn Keen, hosted a reception in the The Lord Mayor’s Parlour, the guest speaker being The Rt. Hon. The Lord Forsyth of Drumlean, Founder Chairman of the Trust.

14 March 2007Westminster Tree Trust Silver Jubilee Party Lord Forsyth, Founder Chairman (centre) addresses the guests

Running for Trees

Twenty year old Alexander Scott took on the 2003 London Marathon in aid of the Westminster Tree Trust. Alexander had never enjoyed running as a child, so it was with surprise that his parents and friends greeted the news that he wanted to run 26.2 miles – but run it he did, and impressively. He trained hard while working for his management degree at St. Andrew’s University, and made full use of ‘that famous beach’ where Chariots of Fire was so inspirationally shot!

Alexander ScottAlexander completed the course in just under five hours, raising more than six and a half thousand pounds for Westminster Tree Trust.

“After months of training up at St Andrews, sometimes on bitterly cold and stormy nights, occasionally feeling I had bitten off more than I could chew, the day itself seemed to creep up upon me quicker than I had expected. I finished all 26.2 miles in the respectable time of 4 hours 56 minutes, quite surprising myself. All the way round there were hundreds of spectators cheering all the runners on, giving the run a wonderful carnival atmosphere. Crossing the finishing line was one of my truly great experiences and is something I will never forget.”