4 days ago
Many thanks and bright blessings to our newest bronze corporate members - Energy Management Systems. We're looking forward to planting trees with you when the season starts again in the autumn! ~IOMWT ... See MoreSee Less
Isle of Man Woodland Trust updated their profile picture.
1 week ago
Happy Pride, one and all! ~IOMWT ... See MoreSee Less
1 week ago
Dearest lovely tree friends,
Unfortunately, we have had to remove the option to donate via PayPal from our website. We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and invite you to contact us directly if you require support or assistance with donating to the Isle of Man Woodland Trust (registered Manx charity no.920) via bank transfer or cheque.
PayPal have blocked our account and while they've continued to accept donations on our behalf (and to charge us for them), they are holding the funds you've kindly sent us to ransom. They asked us for a lot of documentation to prove who we are, all of which we provided them with, but these documents have remained indefinitely 'under review'.
We've tried moving things forward by contacting them and asking them what else they need, we've pleaded with them and even tried to appeal to their consciences by reminding them that we're a tree planting charity - nothing more, nothing less - but to no avail.
The last human communication we received from them was at the beginning of May when they told us that they were still reviewing our documents and that they would let us know by email if they needed anything else.
Their email never arrived and our account remains blocked. Earlier this week, they issued a FINAL RESPONSE to our complaint advising that we could escalate our case to the Financial Ombudsman. So, whilst our Membership Secretary rounds off a very demanding working week with a tonne of online admin we thank you for your patience with us and apologise again for any inconvenience this causes you.
Bright blessings to you all, as always! ~IOMWT ... See MoreSee Less
Have you tried Twitter? You can often get a response there.
I’ve found them really helpful! Call 0800 358 9448 or 020 8080 6500 from a landline. ( not relevant but there’s also a PayPal Commerce platform no; 02079493276 )
One would really expect a better customer service by company which is valued at over 300 billion dollars! Stalling the IOMWT, a charity led by volunteers who spend lots of their time and resources to improve our natural environment, is unacceptable. When an organisation close to my heart experiences such troubles, I somehow just cannot stop myself from telling all my friends and aquaintenances about it🤬
And they even brag about how much they help charities!
Can I donate via Amazon Smile?
I had the same thing and I had to speak with them online in their ‘chat box’. I chatted to them a couple of times and they finally moved it on from the ‘review’ phase and approved my documents.
We have a good working relationship with Paypal for the last 14 years, I have asked an accounts manager to look into it, fingers crossed this hiccup is resolved....
So sorry you’re having to deal with this x
Sending our most grateful thanks and many bright blessings to our newest corporate members - DQ Advocates. We're looking forward to planting with you when the season starts again in the autumn! ~IOMWT ... See MoreSee Less
KISS THE GROUND is the next film in the One World Centre's 'Sustainable Futures' film season. This is another film that is currently only available on subscription channels but it will be free to watch at the Manx Legion on Monday 7th June - no need to book, just turn up! Narrated by Woody Harrelson, Kiss the Ground reveals that, by regenerating the world’s soils, we can completely and rapidly stabilise Earth’s climate, restore lost ecosystems and create abundant food supplies. Using compelling graphics and visuals, along with striking NASA and NOAA footage, the film artfully illustrates how, by drawing down atmospheric carbon, soil is the missing piece of the climate puzzle.
The free screening will take place at the Manx Legion in Douglas, on Monday 7th June at 7pm. No advance booking is needed, please just turn up on the night.
Among the reviews - "Groundbreaking", "Passionate", "Compelling", "Inspires a rare feeling of hope", "Climate-skeptic proof", "A powerful solution" and "Oscar worthy". ... See MoreSee Less
Tomorrow's social is hereby regrettably postponed due to a forecast of heavy rain and strong winds. ~ happy weekend anyway and see you soon ... See MoreSee Less
Dear woodland trust supporters,
this Sunday from 11 am till 2 pm we have a little social get-together at the Keyll Garey site, where we had our first planting of the 2019/2020 season. The family who owns the site has kindly invited us over for an open day so we are going to look at the trees there, share some food and drinks around the weather shelter.
If you can bring a plate/bowl of food or some soft drinks for sharing it would be appreciated but if not we should also have some spare.
A map is attached and here is a google maps link goo.gl/maps/hjRxZYijcZSXeiNE9 – the site can be quite challenging to find but we are going to put some signs out which hopefully aid the way finding. The signs are going to be on the last few hundred metres where the tarmac road changes into a country road. If you have trouble finding it on the day, you can call my mobile 439959.
Video from the planting day: youtu.be/Zz7oFhOuCDY ... See MoreSee Less