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. I'm a bit of a self confessed Land Rover nut, I've had two 3.9 V8 Discoverys, a 4.0 V8 P38, a 300tdi Discovery (bloody awful), a genuine factory V8 90 CSW, a TD5 Discovery and a diesel P38. I had a brief (and disastrous) fling with a Japanese make in the quest for reliability before returning to Land Rover with my current ride, a 300tdi Defender 90. I used to do all the modifying stuff but decided that a Land Rover is really good enough as is - in my opinion huge tyres and a winch are really only necessary for trials/pay and play. For green roads, a decent set of All Terrain tyres (along with a respectful attitude to the countryside) are all you really need modification-wise. I make absolutely no apology for taking a hardline approach to green road use, I maintain a fiercely preservationist and often vociferous stance, 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. We go out, we enjoy the countryside, we share the countryside, we leave it as we found it (or better) for everyone else to enjoy, we improve it by clearing obstacles we encounter, there is absolutely no wallowing in mud, no winches, no drama, no fuss, no glory.

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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