Postcode Lottery awards Yorkshire’s wildlife £80,470
Friday 17th February 2012
Strensall Common - Credit David Mather
Yorkshire’s wildlife is benefitting from a £80,470 donation this year thanks to the players of People’s Postcode Lottery.
Rob Stoneman, Chief Executive of Yorkshire Wildlife Trust went to Edinburgh, where People’s Postcode Lottery is based in the UK to pick up the cheque at the 2012 Charity Gala, held this year at the Royal Botanic Gardens.
Thanks to the lottery’s generous support Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is able to continue managing some of Yorkshire’s finest sites, caring for over eighty-five nature reserves in the county. These reserves include the spectacular Hetchell Woods just 7 miles from Leeds; there is plenty to explore in this oak woodland, with the Bardsey Beck flowing through. Strensall Common, 6 miles from York is another must visit – the perfect location for introducing the family to Yorkshire’s wondrous wildlife from the carnivorous round-leaved sundew to woodlarks and tree pipits. Whereas in East Yorkshire no visit is complete without a trip to the white cliffs of Flamborough Head. Come summer breeding seabirds including gannets and guillemots cover the cliff face in their hundreds, a sea safari boat trip provides the perfect opportunity to observe these birds tend their young.
Managing beautiful reserves such as these is all possible thanks to the players of People’s Postcode Lottery, our members and supporters. If you haven’t been to one of our reserves then why not make time this weekend. Information on a wide selection of the reserve can be found on our website, or get in touch by sending an email to us and we can send you a ‘Five Great Places’ leaflet, picking out some of the top reserves!