Environmental charity Wiltshire Wildlife Trust has launched the £50 Challenge and is inviting everyone in Wiltshire to raise £50 for Wildlife in 2012.
For the last 50 years the Trust has been working with local communities to enhance and protect Wiltshire’s wildlife and landscape. Today, in addition to managing 37 nature reserves and delivering programmes for the protection of habitats and wildlife the Trust delivers a wide range of activities to help local people live more sustainably. The Trust’s vision is a sustainable future for wildlife and people and it will do this by creating living landscapes for the benefit of people and wildlife.
“To help us achieve our vision we need people in Wiltshire to sign up to our £50 Challenge and to get their family, friends and work colleagues involved in raising money to protect Wiltshire’s wildlife for many more years to come,” says Michele Gard, membership manager, Wiltshire Wildlife Trust.
For every £1 the Trust receives, 78p is spent directly on protecting, conserving and enhancing wildlife and habitats in the county.
The Trust makes every pound count towards building a sustainable future for Wiltshire’s wildlife. For example, £50 can provide:
2 kilos of seeds for a wildflower meadow
3 pond dipping kits for a hands-on nature experience
2 nest boxes for birds or a specialist bat box
50 native tree or hedge saplings to provide new habitats
A traditional Wiltshire variety fruit tree for one of our new orchards
Training a volunteer to identify and remove invasive plants
Tools for volunteers to undertake conservation work on reserves
To sign up and take part in the £50 Challenge visit www.wiltshirewildlife.org