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Sir Nicholas Winton Alley in memory of Nicky and his 669 children

A new alley with 91 deciduous trees will be planted on October 28 in Račiněves in memory of Sir Nicholas Winton and the children he saved in 1939 from being transported to concentration camps.

Sir Nicholas Winton alley

Join us and help us plant the Sir Nicholas Winton Alley. Our republic needs care just like the Czech landscape. Support both by planting the Sir Nicholas Winton Alley. Donate a symbolic 5 thousand crowns (200 EUR) to a new tree.
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Help us plant the Sir Nicholas Winton Alley in memory of Nicky and his 669 children!

A new alley with 91 deciduous trees will be planted on October 28 in Račiněves in memory of Sir Nicholas Winton and the children he saved in 1939 from being transported to concentration camps.

When our country was plagued by the Nazi regime, Mr. Winton was looking for foster families in the United Kingdom and organized transports for Czech and Slovak children. He never talked about his rescue mission, everything came to light only in 1988, when his wife accidentally found a suitcase with photos of rescued children and transport plans.

Planting will take place along the 550-meter footpath which is situated within sight of legendary Říp Hill, which is one of the nation’s most important national monuments. The locals plan to build a relaxation zone there for resting in nature. The pathway will provide valuable environmental benefits for the landscape as well, enabling water retention, attracting birdlife and preventing soil from erosion.

One tree (Morus nigra Winton), grown from mulberry grafts, which Sir Winton donated to the Botanic Garden in Prague-Troja in 2014, will be symbolically planted at the beginning of the alley. The planting will be attended by Sir Nicholas Winton's son Nick together with other members of his family. Some surviving children and their relatives might also take part.

The patron of the alley is the world-famous Czech-American artist and writer Petr Sís, who last year published a book, Nicky & Vera: A Quiet Hero of the Holocaust and the Children He Rescued. The full-color cartoon edition tells the story of the savior of hundreds of Czechs and is intended for children and parents.

Support the planting of the alley:

Proceeds from this collection, guaranteed by the Partnership Foundation, will be used to organize the planting of the Sir Nicholas Winton Alley, volunteer involvement, professional supervision during planting, tree marking, subsequent tree care in the coming years and other necessary costs. 
 
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