Firms will benefit from Volunteer Training Centre at Rutland Water

Royal Visit of Charles and Camilla to  Rutland Water nature reserve. EMN-140728-163321009
Royal Visit of Charles and Camilla to Rutland Water nature reserve. EMN-140728-163321009
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Businesses in the area will soon be offered the chance to get back to nature, thanks to a new training centre at Rutland Water.

The Volunteer Training Centre, which is being built on the reservoir’s west shore, will enable the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust to extend its corporate partnerships. Having previously worked with a small number of businesses to provide volunteering opportunities, the trust is now looking to offer team building programmes to businesses across Rutland and Leicestershire.

Groups will have the chance to take part in a range of tasks from the training centre base, including creating and restoring wildlife habitats, constructing birdwatching hides and nesting rafts, and maintaining nature trails.

Following funding from Anglian Water and the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust now needs to raise a final £170,000 to complete the Volunteer Training Centre build. The trust is calling on local businesses to support its appeal and help to secure the remaining funds.

Simon Bentley, Director of the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust, said: “We have long standing relationships with a number of local businesses but the new Volunteer Training Centre is essential if we want to offer these opportunities to other companies. Once complete, the centre will enable us to support corporate CSR programmes or just offer fun, unusual days out for employee teams.”

Visit www.wildlivesappeal.co.uk for details.