Stamford shoppers support wildlife trust

James Reeves membership recruiter for Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, pictured with his stand outside Marks and Spencer, Stamford
James Reeves membership recruiter for Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, pictured with his stand outside Marks and Spencer, Stamford

SHOPPERS have been doing their bit to support wildlife around the county.

Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust recruiter James Reeves was drumming up support for the charity in Stamford High Street on Friday last week.

The trust has reached the milestone of 25,000 members.

Their support helps to protect more than 3,500 hectares of countryside on almost 100 nature reserves and also contributes to educating 11,500 school children about the natural world.

Wildlife Trust members help to protect and manage nature reserves, including Deepings Lakes, Robert’s Field in Careby and Tortoiseshell Wood, Castle Bytham.

Spokesman Rachel Shaw said: “We are extremely grateful to our members. It is only through their support that we are able to undertake the work we do. It illustrates that people value wildlife and are willing to take part in helping to protect it.”