Donations to GLASS fighting fund

As many of you know, the Green Lane Association (or GLASS) is an organisation that works hard to help us continue to enjoy greenlaning.

In order for GLASS to continue to do this, it needs money. Some funding is raised through membership and some through other means, such as donations to the ‘GLASS Fighting Fund’.

I am particularly proud that (unlike other clubs) WE DO NOT CHARGE for any proportion of time and personal expenses incurred by running greenlaning trips for the club. It is free and as far as I’m concerned it always will be, I enjoy doing this.

Which leads me on to this question: Whilst we don’t charge for trips, should we be considering making a small donation to the ‘GLASS Fighting Fund’ each time we go out on a trip, say a couple of quid each?

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Former Green Lanes Officer for the club 2013- 2016, Dorset rep for the Green Lane Association (GLASS) since 2016 and now the Green Roads Officer for the club again as well as being the GLASS rep. I'm also a bit of a self confessed Land Rover nut, I've had 8 over the years before finally settling on a 300tdi Defender 90 which I absolutely adore. I make absolutely no apology for taking a hardline approach to green road use, I maintain a fiercely preservationist and often vociferous stance, I am intolerant of mud-pluggers and illegal off-roaders and am a firm believer in promoting both the GLASS Code of Conduct and the three 'R's - Responsible Rural Recreation through education. In the 15 years I've been involved with the hobby, times have changed considerably. We must show the utmost respect to other users and the true definition of greenlaning suggests that there is absolutely no need for wallowing in mud, or a mandatory requirement for winches or aggressive tyres. Why? Because this is now an endangered hobby, a privilege, it is certainly not a 'right', it has also very much become a 'hearts and minds' campaign with a focus on shared enjoyment and making memories whilst respecting the countryside we love and other users.

2 thoughts on “Donations to GLASS fighting fund”

  1. I’m already an individual member of GLASS – but I think that this is an excellent idea. More than happy to donate a couple of quid each trip.

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