Inspired by Captain Tom to go wild in Wiltshire this weekend

By Jamie Hill - 27 April 2021

Charity

Last week Wiltshire Wildlife Trust called for 100 acts of support for wildlife, as part of the Captain Tom 100 challenge. Over 50 supporters have answered the call ahead of the launch this weekend – but more are needed!

As the nation readies itself for the Captain Tom 100 challenge over the coming sunny bank holiday weekend, Wiltshire Wildlife Trust is already over halfway to their target of 100 acts of support for wildlife.

This would have been the weekend of the Trust’s Sarsen Trail challenge, an important event to promote and raise funds for nature conservation in Wiltshire, which sadly had to be discontinued in 2019. Local people have however rallied around the Trust which has been impacted by both a reduced ability to fundraise, and because important group volunteer work on the reserves has not been able to go ahead during the UK lockdowns.

Now the Trust hopes that 100 people will be inspired to do something wild for wildlife – by fundraising with their own challenge or by donating directly to the cause: https://bit.ly/WiltsWildCT100JG.

Trust staff have also been inspired to act; Brendan, a staff member at the Trust’s Willows Care Farm at Broughton Gifford, will complete an 87 mile bike ride across the Ridgeway in June, supported by his friend James.

Other staff will be challenging themselves to pedal for 100 minutes each, on Thursday 29 April in Hillworth park, Devizes near the Trust’s head office.

The challenge runs from 30 April to 3 May and it’s not too late to sign up. Wiltshire’s wildlife needs support more than ever; find out more at www.wiltshirewildlife.org/captain-tom-100-challenge

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