Generous donation for bird-watching hide

Alex Lister, Northumberland Wildlife Trust Druridge Bay Living Landscapes manager (left), with Chris Wright, Ponteland Wildlife Group chairman.
Alex Lister, Northumberland Wildlife Trust Druridge Bay Living Landscapes manager (left), with Chris Wright, Ponteland Wildlife Group chairman.

Northumberland Wildlife Trust’s Hauxley Nature Reserve has received a summer surprise from the Ponteland Wildlife Group – a £500 donation towards the renovation of a bird-watching hide on the site.

The original Ponteland hide was supported by a donation from the group more than 20 years ago and was due a renovation, so when plans to do this were announced, its members decided they would like to maintain the link, and contribute financially towards the work.

The money raised came from the donations made by members attending group meetings and walks.

The group has been in existence for 44 years, has a mailing list of hundreds of supporters and attendance at its meetings is usually between 40 and 50 people.