18th Nov, 2017

Wildlife Trust's birdwatching scheme at Upton Warren could benefit from Tesco scheme

Anu Shukla 3rd Nov, 2016

WORCESTERSHIRE Wildlife Trust (WWT) is bidding to bag a massive cash boost to build a birdwatching hide for disabled visitors.

WWT and two other green space and environmental projects have the possibility to receive a grant of either £12,000, £10,000 or £8,000.

The funds have been raised from the 5p bag levy and are being offered as part of the £12.5million Tesco Bags of Help scheme.

Worcestershire Wildlife Trust hopes to secure votes at Tesco branches of Droitwich and Pershore to win as much as possible.

It aims to use the funds to construct a bird-watching hide for disabled visitors who frequent its popular Upton Warren Wetland Reserve.

Andy Harris, conservation officer for the Trust said: “Upton Warren gets in excess of 7,000 visitors each year – last weekend alone more than 1,000 people visited when a rare bird stopped for a week during its migration.

“We’ve been working with Birding For All, which promotes access to birdwatching sites for people with disabilities to ensure anything we construct is suitable for them.”

Customers can vote for WWT by using a gift token given at the Tesco check-out each time they shop.

Visit www.worcswildlifetrust.co.uk for more information.

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