A group of campaigners who are trying to save a huge piece of woodland in South Buckinghamshire have reached their fundraising goal within two weeks.

The Finings Wood Community Group, which is based in Lane End, was given two months to find £15,000 after being accepted into the Save our Wild Isles Community Crowdfunder, which is supported by Aviva.

They managed to achieve this total in roughly 14 days after nearby residents clubbed together to try and save the area.

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Finings Wood is currently up for sale, and there are concerns that trees could be felled and eventually sold.

Alastair Broom, Chair of Finings Wood Community Group said: “We have several substantial grant applications underway, and we are hopeful that we’ll be able to reach our ultimate fundraising target to buy Finings Wood.

“The Save our Wild Isles Community Crowdfunder, sponsored by Aviva, really showed us that people feel strongly enough to put their hands in their pockets in hard times and at a difficult time of the year just before Christmas.

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“Our local community is truly amazing.”

Finings Wood Community Group aims to purchase Finings Wood on behalf of the village of Lane End, to protect and restore it and create more opportunities for today’s generation and for future ones to enjoy it.

The fund doubled each donation up to the first fundraising target of £15,000.

From this point, up until the fund ends on December 13, each donation will be match-funded by Aviva.