Ospreys help raise £5,000 for Warning Zone

THE High Sheriffs of Rutland and Leicestershire raised £5,000 for their adopted charity Warning Zone by taking part in organised Osprey Cruises on Rutland Water.

The High Sheriff of Rutland Peter Lawson and the High Sheriff of Leicestershire Resham Sandhu were joined by 70 guests for two cruises aboard the Rutland Belle.

The event was organised to watch the ospreys feeding on Rutland Water and raise funds for Warning Zone.

The charity teaches year six pupils how to stay safe and about the risks associated with anti-social and criminal behaviour.

Chief executive for Warning Zone Sharon Binfield-Hill said: “The Osprey Cruise was a great success.

“Fortunately the weather stayed fine on both evenings and guests witnessed several birds feeding over Rutland Water.

“There was a great party atmosphere on board and Tim Mackrill, an expert from Rutland Water’s Osprey Project, provided an extremely informative and amusing commentary during the cruise.

“We are very grateful for the £5,000 raised and it will assist in pushing on to achieve our fundraising total and re-opening of Warning Zone to schools in September.”

Warning Zone visits schools with interactive scenarios based around issues such as criminal damage, arson and road safety.

The scenarios provide settings in which children and young people learn about risk, peer pressure, safe decision making and personal responsibility.