The Lancashire Wildlife Trust's Red Squirrel Project have been given a storage freezer by Appliances Online for use with their conservation work. You can find out more about their products here.
Our thanks to Phillips Business Solutions for donating a floor projector for use at Lancashire Wildlife Trust headquarters The Barn. Visit their website here.
Rochdale Local Group consists of several loyal and devoted members who are ardent wildlife enthusiasts. Since approaching the Trust indicating their desire to support our work they have raised a grand total of £4,500 through a series of fundraising events.
A cheque for £500 was presented to Clare Kenny, Fundraising Manager of LWT on 7th September at their monthly meeting at Littleborough Coach House. The focus of the September event was the presentation of awards to the winners of the annual Photographic competition. There was a very high level of entries this year with 114 submitted and 600 people viewing the exhibition at Hollingworth Lake to cast their votes on the categories of Nature, Landscape and Junior photographer.
The funds raised were also as a result of a fete held at Hollingworth Lake organised by the Rochdale Group, who themselves hosted a number of stalls including Tombola, Hook-a-duck and 2nd hand book sales. Partner organisations were also invited to attend. The event was such a success that the group anticipate expanding the number of stalls next year.
Clare Kenny said: "We are delighted by the enthusiasm and support given by this dedicated group over recent years. It is always a pleasure to meet with them and hear about their latest endeavours.”
Re-Branding For Nuture Lakeland
Lancashire Wildlife Trust is a member of the Cumbrian conservation charity Nurture Lakeland, which works with visitors and with tourism related businesses throughout Cumbria to fundraise for conservation and raise awareness of environmentally sustainable practices.
As members of Nurture Lakeland and with the help of our visitors we promote sustainable tourism and fundraise for conservation projects.
For more information about Nurture Lakeland and the projects we help them to support, visit nurturelakeland.org.
Pentland Distribution, Blackburn recently won a company environmental award in recognition of their efforts to reduce energy and make carbon emissions savings through replacement of light fittings and roller shutter doors to more energy efficient versions. This is testimony to the assertion that ‘doing the right thing’ needn’t cost the earth and often proves cost effective, which is good for us and good for business.
Pentland kindly chose to donate their £500 award to the Lancashire Wildlife Trust for which we are most grateful. We look forward to developing a partnership with Pentland to keep moving forward in a joint commitment to consider our local environment and protect our precious wildlife. Have a look at their website.
Crowberry Energy have named the Lancashire Wildlife Trust as one of their two charity beneficiaries. They are a social enterprise that works with a range of suppliers to provide both research and development in the area of renewable energy and the supply and installation of small scale micro-renewables. Have a look at their website here.
Wilkinsons have recently very kindly donated a video camera worth £500 to the Lancashire Wildlife Trust. This will enable the Trust to develop the way we communicate with audiences, producing video diaries and campaign films to raise the profile of our work and to also engage with new markets. To see some of the films already made by the Trust, click here to visit our YouTube Channel
Barton Grange have kindly donated seeds to support our community food growing including: Beetroot, Broad Beans, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Celeriac, French Beans, Runner Beans and Peas.
Ameon is the Trust's newest corporate member to join us at Gold Level. Ameon is a new name for an established and respected company in the construction services sector. Formed in 1996 and operating formerly as Hirst & Danson Mechanical & Electrical Services Ltd, Ameon Limited specializes in the provision of mechanical, electrical and environmental services, renewable technologies and utilities for construction projects in both the private and public sectors.
As an environmentally conscious organisation, Ameon is committed to the promotion of green technologies and their application in the industrial, commercial and domestic markets, as a way of reducing society's reliance on fossil fuels. The company's services in the fields of renewable and low-carbon technologies reflect the many facets of renewable resource harvesting as a way of satisfying, in a sustainable way, the energy demands of the future.