June 22, 2024

Gift from Premier Forest helps Yorkshire Santa spread festive cheer

This festive season, Premier Forest Products is showing support for an inspiring fundraiser by donating 6m³ of products to the cause.

Premier Forest Products reached out to Reese Fletcher, the landscape gardener who raises money for vulnerable children at Christmas time, after hearing about his amazing project on BBC Breakfast.

Reese crafts Christmas trees out of leftover wood and sells them for £10, using the profits to buy Christmas presents for children and young people at risk in his local area.

In 2020, his first year, Reese raised £3600 and last year, after word spread, they raised an incredible £10,000, which meant they bought toys for hundreds of children in the area.

This year, they have set themselves a target of £50,000 and have scaled up the scheme massively, organising collection points, online fundraisers and receiving large donations from businesses like Premier.

Premier is always keen to help their local communities across their 12 sites in England and Wales, with Premier Forest Doncaster donating to Reese’s local appeal.


Andrew Francis, UK Sales Director at Premier Forest, said:

“The work that Reese and his team are doing in our local community is so important, especially at this time of year. We’re proud to be able to support them in any way we can and hope our donation helped them raise even more funds to buy even more presents for local children in need.”


On the donation, Reese Fletcher said: “I’m very grateful to businesses like Premier for approaching me to donate to the cause. The wood to make the trees has to come from somewhere and receiving it for free means more money can go towards buying presents for vulnerable children.”


Premier Forest Products is a vertically integrated timber operation engaged in the importation, sawmilling, processing, merchanting, and wholesale distribution of timber and timber products.

You can donate to Reese’s JustGiving page here: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/reese-fletcher-2


Image: Reese and his team featured on the BBC