Tom & Ian will MATCH your donations!

Tom and Ian each work with a charity very close to their (secretly soft) hearts.

For Ian it’s CancerWise in Chichester…  for Tom’s it’s the Sylvia Beaufoy Youth Centre in Petworth.

So this month these two smiley people are challenging themselves to matchfund any and all donations that YOU, our friends & family, colleagues & customers, make to try to raise £5K for each of these cherished charities.

Both Cancerwise and Sylvia Beaufoy Centre are each in need of a boost to help lift them over some of hurdles thrown up by challenging times in the last year.

Each of these two charities exists as a support network for the people it serves. Both are places of community, built to give people a place to come to, to be welcomed and included, to provide a listening ear and a shoulder but also inspiration, energy and optimism.

So we’re giving Ian and Tom some takeover time at EWT this month to let them tell you about their cherished charities and ask if you’ll help them with some crucial financial support so they can all breathe a little easier this Autumn and really be there for the people they care about.

Charities like these are always operating on the edge of what’s possible, counting pennies, relying on goodwill, beholden to others and living the adage ‘there but for the grace of God go we…’

We can all relate to that, right?

And so here’s your opportunity for a little bit of good karma for the day… if you can help with even the smallest amount – remember – Ian and Tom will match it.

So what next?

Watch Ian’s video and then click the button to keep the kind people of Cancerwise going strong for people who are struggling.


Watch Tom’s video and then click the button to help the Sylvia Beaufoy Centre team be hopeful and excited for the future for the kid’s of Petworth.

donate to sulvia beaufoy centre here


Thanks for reading (and watching) woodfolks. Fingers crossed we’ll be bringing you news of your good deeds in the near future.

Take care out there,
The EWT team.


CancerWise Chichester Charity Registration 290574

Sylvia Beaufoy Youth Centre Petworth Charity Registration 1187451



Wood Knowledge: Uses For Sweet Chestnut

Sweet, full of flavour and very, very strong…

Chestnut is a core stock species for us. It fits our sourcing and sustainability criteria like a glove. It’s tough, durable, beautiful, adaptable and it’s supported by a stable supply chain from well managed UK woodlands that makes our hearts glad.

Here Tom’s giving us the benefit of his half forestry / half timber knowledge explaining the uses and benefits of castanea sativa… Sweet Chestnut.

Search the stock for Chestnut –


Read more about Sweet Chestnut as a species
Not had enough Chestnut yet? Here are some more blog posts and if you’re a timber cladding fan you have to read the Lattice cladding post 🙂

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