Friends of Heatree

The Friends of Heatree network has been created to help us continue the work of Heatree Activity Centre in a Christ-centred way. Over the years Heatree has had an incredible impact on the lives of many children and adults through outdoor adventure and Christian outreach. Following the Covid-19 pandemic our aim is to follow God’s guidance in how He wants to use Heatree in this next stage. 

‘Unless the Lord builds the house, it’s builders labour in vain.’ Psalm 127

We cannot build without God’s help and so we invite you to become a Friend of Heatree and be part of this journey... 

How can I get involved?

To join our Friends of Heatree mailing list and receive news and updates please register below.


  • Support the work of Heatree and its staff through regular prayer, individually or as part of a group through regular prayer meetings.
  • Pray for specific areas (scroll down this page to see some suggestions which we update regularly).
  • Pray for future projects such as improving accessibility around the Centre and its facilities.
  • Start a prayer group with other Friends of Heatree and meet regularly.

Donate or Fundraise

  • Make a donation or fundraise to support disadvantaged children (see our Mission Statement) attend activity sessions and/or camps at Heatree.
  • Help support the upkeep and maintenance of the Centre, enabling new projects and supporting current and ongoing projects.
  • If you have a fundraising idea we would love to hear from you! Please call us on 01647 221307 or email:
  • You can donate directly to Heatree through our donations page by visiting:
  • Alternatively you can send a cheque to ‘Heathercombe Brake Trust’ and post to: Heatree Activity Centre, Manaton, Devon, TQ13 9XE.


  • Be part of a team of volunteers by offering your time and skills to help in various areas around the Centre.
  • Join our regular working party days where volunteers can help on specific projects (such as helping to rebuild the Low Adventure course, groundskeeping, and painting and decorating).

Why should I join?

This is primarily an act of service for which we would be deeply grateful. Join us if you want to: 

  • See God use Heatree Activity Centre for His purposes and His glory.  
  • Be a part of a community of believers ‘seeking God’s Kingdom and His righteousness’ together.

Our aim is to: 

  • Send regular email updates and a Friends Newsletter. 
  • Keep you updated with things to pray for. 
  • Have regular times of prayer that you can join us in and connect with others. 
  • Have an annual get together at Heatree Activity Centre.

* Please note that all volunteers working at Heatree need to be 18 years or over and ideally have their own transport due to the remote location. Volunteers may be subject to a DBS check whilst working on-site. All necessary PPE will be provided and volunteers will be supervised at all times.

Friends of Heatree Registration

  • Heatree Activity Centre will only use the information submitted in this form for the purposes of being able to contact you as part of the Friends of Heatree network. Your information will remain confidential except where disclosure is required or permitted by law and we will only hold your information for as long as is necessary. To read our full privacy notice Click here
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