Success for wildlife reserve appeal

Northumberland Wildlife Trust’s Hauxley Land Appeal has reached its £75,000 target.

Since its launch in June, contributions poured in from all quarters – members of the public, volunteers, local residents, cash-bucket collections and even anonymously, while a number of charitable trusts such as The Barbour Foundation and The Charles Hayward Foundation, together with Amble Town Council and Amble and Warkworth Rotary Club also pitched in.

The appeal was launched to transform Hauxley reserve on Druridge Bay by buying 12 acres of farmland adjacent to it, to create circular walking routes.

But the fund-raising hasn’t stopped as additional money is being sought to improve the land and its habitats which will include new fences and paths, and new meadows, hedgerows, woodland and wetland.