JULY 16th


page closed for donations

£5,700 raised


Since 2010 common countryside words have started to disappear from children's dictionaries. This magically illustrated "book of spells" aims to help children conjure back these words lost, such as adder, starling and dandelion; to bring them back to the landscape and their knowledge. It is to inspire and imbue with them a sense of awe and bewilderment of the wonderful wildlife that surrounds us.


As Robert Macfarlane begins the book:


Once upon a time, words began to vanish from the language of children. They disappeared so quietly that at first almost no one noticed - fading away like water on stone. The words were those children used to name the natural world around them: acorn, adder, bluebell, bramble, conker - gone!


Fern, heather, kingfisher, otter, raven, willow, wren ... all of them gone! The words were becoming lost: no longer vivid in children's voices, no longer alive in their voices.


Thank you for your support in helping this spellbinding book reach the children of Nottinghamshire, for helping them conjure back these lost words of our beautiful countryside.


Click here to see more about the Lost Words on publisher, Penguin's website.

We have  raised over £5,700 in order to provide a copy of The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris for every Primary, Junior & Special School in Nottinghamshire.


Deliveries to schools will start in September.






We are still fundraising in order to provide the Lost Words for every secondary school in Lincolnshire.


We raised £5,700 by kind donations from 115 supporters via Crowdfunder.co.uk between 3pm on Monday 18th June and 3pm Monday 16th July 2018

We are delighted that Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust and Notts County Football in the Community are our key supporters in this campaign.


JUNE 18th


page opened for donations


We aimed to raise £5,000

to complete to our aim

JULY 10th

£7,000 'stretch' target



Delivery of books to schools






Patrick Limb

Barrister & Organiser of Lost Words for Nottinghamshire.

Email: hello@lostwordsfornotts.co.uk






Matt Turpin

Project Manager of Nottingham

UNESCO City of Literature

Email: matt.turpin@nottmcityoflit.org


Lost Words for Nottinghamshire Schools