Our aim has been exceeded!

We raised over £6,000 in order to provide a copy of The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris for EVERY school in Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire, not just all primary schools.


Deliveries to schools were completed in July 2019.

We are delighted that

Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust is our

main partner in this campaign.



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 Lincolnshire, 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.


MAY 22nd '18

official launch

at the

Lincolnshire Environmental Awards


JUNE 11th '18

3pm - Crowdfunder.co.uk

page opened for donations

JULY 9th '18

3pm - Crowdfunder.co.uk

£5,522 raised

SEPTEMBER  6th '18

Delivery of 510 books to our central collection point, Whisby Nature Reserve, by our Walkers Books, our independent books.

LWT Area Groups, Rotary Clubs and individuals take the books back to their respective corners of the county


JULY 11th '18

3pm - Crowdfunder.co.uk

page closes for donations

£5,400 raised.

Donations received from businesses.

SEPT '18 - JULY '19

Presentation of books

to schools.


For other Lost Words campaigns please visit - lostwordsforschools.co.uk



Rachel Shaw

Senior Communications Officer

Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

Email: rshaw@lincstrust.co.uk



Harry Whinney

Designer, painter and volunteer organiser of

Lost Words for Lincolnshire

Email: hello@lostwordsforlincolnshire.co.uk

Lost Words for Lincolnshire




Lost Words for Lincolnshire Schools