Marley is a corporate member of the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust. This article provides more information about how our membership helps to support the charity in the wonderful work they do “to protect and enhance the wildlife and wild places of Staffordshire.”
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Staffordshire Wildlife Trust provided the information and images in this article.
There are many aspects of the charity’s work that membership fees help to fund including:
Membership fees also help to fund their nature conservation projects, and one of their biggest and most exciting nature conservation projects – SUNRISE – has been developing in Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle-under-Lyme. The project delivers improvements on areas including:
The project, of which the Trust were lead partner, had the primary goal to:
They also have two people engagement projects that membership will help to fund. These are:
- Children in Need GetWild project, which delivers free nature-based activities for children in the most deprived areas of Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle-Under-Lyme. This includes face to face delivery where possible, and now virtual activities and nature-based activity packs to families in need.
-Action for Children, which provides virtual and downloadable activities for children with special educational needs and their families in Stoke-on-Trent. They also deliver these face to face when possible.
Normally, they would also be running engagement events at their Westport Lake Visitor Centre, but sadly this is currently closed due to the pandemic!
The charity has been working to continue their people engagement work during the pandemic through their free Get Wild at Home platform, which can be accessed here; it offers a range of resources and activities to connect people with nature.
To take a few words from their page: “We need wildlife now more than ever during this difficult time” as “It has been proven that a daily dose of nature (or vitamin n as we like to call it) improves mental health and wellbeing”.
There are resources suitable for all ages on this platform.