Generous donation for bird-watching hide

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.

Friday, 20th July 2018, 2:00 pm
Alex Lister, Northumberland Wildlife Trust Druridge Bay Living Landscapes manager (left), with Chris Wright, Ponteland Wildlife Group chairman.

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.

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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.