As part of our commitment to community regeneration, we support a number of organisations, including The Wildlife Trust. There are over 47 Trusts established under the umbrella of the Wildlife Trust, often set up by local volunteers.
We have supported a number of projects with local Trusts, including the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, close to our Stoke Extra Care construction project. The project donated fence posts and rope to the local Trust’s education team; this was used to create a series of mini gardens with pupils at a Staffordshire school, where young people learned about gardening and nature through a series of activities.
The project also donated activity materials including wheelbarrows, buckets, water containers, tarps and a burns first aid kit to the Trust’s Wildplay Stoke project, funded by Children in Need to give everyone aged 0-15 and their families across Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle-under-Lyme the opportunity to enjoy and protect nature. Our donation supported free activities for 3,000 people who have been building dens, cooking on camp fires, hunting for bugs, creating natural art and many more activities that were made possible by the donation of materials.
Furthermore, we provided new Wildplay signage for the Wildplay van to spread the word about the services offered, giving more people a chance to get involved.
We are delighted to have been able to help the efforts of local Wildlife Trust groups, and look forward to working closely with them across future projects.