Wildlife walkers fund window at new centre

Left to right: Carer Aly Kelly, Stephen King, Alex Lister from Northumberland Wildlife Trust, Sharon McMullen and carer Paul Dellbridge.

Left to right: Carer Aly Kelly, Stephen King, Alex Lister from Northumberland Wildlife Trust, Sharon McMullen and carer Paul Dellbridge.

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A fund-raising walk by clients of Alnwick’s Pottergate Centre has raised almost £500, which will be spent on a new window at a nature reserve.

Clients from the centre, a Northumberland County Council day facility providing therapeutic activities for adults with learning and physical disabilities, organised and participated in a 50-minute sponsored walk around The Alnwick Garden, raising £481.80 for Northumberland Wildlife Trust.

The money has now been handed over to the wildlife charity, which is currently constructing its new Wildlife Discovery Centre, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund on its Hauxley Nature Reserve at Druridge Bay. It will be spent on a new window – The Pottergate Window – and will be unveiled by the wildlife walkers once the new centre is completed, over the summer of 2016.

Alex Lister, Northumberland Wildlife Trust’s Druridge Bay reserves manager, said: “A walk round The Alnwick Garden by these wonderful walkers has created a lasting legacy – The Pottergate Window, and, in years to come, they will be able to look at the new Wildlife Discovery Centre and say ‘I helped to create that’.”

If any other organisations would like a window named after them for the starting price of £500, contact alex.lister@northwt.org.uk