Northumberland Wildlife Trust calls for green project support on World Earth Day

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On World Earth Day, Northumberland Wildlife Trust is calling on members of the public with any spare change to support its Greener Futures project via The Big Green Match Fund.

Running until April 29, any donations via The Big Give website will be doubled by the Big Green Match Fund - one donation, twice the impact.

The wildlife charity’s Greener Futures project, which began in February this year, is enabling enable young people to make a positive difference to the environment and improve access to nature by devising and leading local projects to create greener neighbourhoods.

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The project is being run, Demmi Robinson, Northumberland Wildlife Trust’s green mentor, who is currently rallying young people to start ‘greening’ their local areas just in time for spring.

Young people doing their bit for nature. Picture: Ben HallYoung people doing their bit for nature. Picture: Ben Hall
Young people doing their bit for nature. Picture: Ben Hall

She said: “The shops and pubs are now open and people may have been on a spending spree, but if you have any money spare, please support us via The Big Green Match Fund.

"But be quick as there are supporters of 113 environmental charities chasing £672,500 over 7 days and once the fund is empty and the money has gone, it closes.”

The Big Give is the UK’s number one online match funding platform, specialising in bringing charities, philanthropists and the public together to multiply their impact.

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Since it was founded in 2007, The Big Give has raised over £156million for thousands of great causes through the power of match funding.

This year's Earth Day theme is “Restore Our Earth”, with participants urged to focus not only on how we can reduce our impact on the planet but also actively repair ecosystems.

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