Fi Radford was an environmentalist, activist and generous supporter of Avon Needs Trees. She died, far too young, on the 22nd November after a short illness. Her energy, determination and extraordinary bravery will be missed by everyone involved in environmental activism, as will her unfailing warmth, kindness and good humour.


Thank you to Andrew, Fi’s husband, and her two sons for nominating Avon Needs Trees as recipient of donations in lieu of flowers. Long before she became ill, Fi donated money in memory of her aunt Enid and ANT is pleased to be able to announce that our copse of trees in Hazeland’s lower pasture will be named the ‘Radford Copse’. Fi has also left money for two benches at our viewing point, and we look forward to welcoming all those who wish to remember Fi on-site in spring.

ANT volunteer Jo Poulton set up an online page requesting donations to Avon Needs Trees in Fi’s memory. In total almost £2,500 was raised by members of the public.

Fi received several wonderful tributes in local and national papers, including this lovely one from the Bristol Post.