Trust reaps £175k grant

Northumberland Wildlife Trust's volunteers.
Northumberland Wildlife Trust's volunteers.
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A county wildlife charity is celebrating after receiving a further £175,000 in funding from the People’s Postcode Lottery.

The latest funding from the lottery takes the total received by Northumberland Wildlife Trust to £669,940.

The latest award will boost the trust’s conservation work both large and small, from repairing vandalised bird feeding stations on a number of reserves, installing special newt fencing to prevent the protected great crested newt population, and taking school groups into the wilds of Northumberland.

Mike Pratt, Northumberland Wildlife Trust chief executive, said: “What a great figure and such positive news at what is still a very difficult time for charity funding, support from the players cannot be underestimated and we are so very thankful to everyone who plays.

“Wildlife can’t stand up for itself, which is why we must do it – if we didn’t do it, who will?

“The invaluable support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery means that we can get on and do what we do best – conserving wildlife for future generations to enjoy.”