Wild Walk Week aims to boost Wildlife Trust

Birmingham and Black Country Wildlife Trust celebrating fortieth anniversary with fundraiser.

Between Saturday 24th October and Saturday 31st October The Birmingham and Black County Wildlife Trust are asking local residents to put their best foot forward for a fundraising challenge. Wild Walk Week aims to:

◦ Raise awareness of The Birmingham and Black County Wildlife Trust
◦ Encourage local people to fundraise to protect our unique urban wild spaces
◦ Inspire residents to reconnect with nature and rekindle their passion for local green spaces

The Wildlife Trust are inviting the public, volunteers, members, fundraisers and corporate partners to embark on a self-led fundraising walk during Wild Walk Week.

Upon registering for the event, supporters will receive a fundraising pack including a free Welcome to Wildlife guide with along with suggestions of local walks to explore fascinating wildlife spots and green spaces.

The Birmingham and Black Country Wildlife Trust celebrated its 40th anniversary this year and are encouraging fundraising ideas centred on the number 40. One such couple, Julian and Deb Cartwright embraced this concept, walking 40km in one day in August, raising over £560 for the Trust. Other 40-themed ideas include raising £40 in sponsorship, exploring 40 new sites in a week or spotting 40 species during a wild walk.

Delia Garratt, Chief Executive said: “Walking is a great way to explore local green spaces and we know that having a connection with nature can improve our physical health and mental wellbeing. Wild Walk Week is a fantastic opportunity for everyone to get active and enjoy some autumnal wildlife wonders whilst fundraising to help us protect our precious and unique urban wildlife and wild spaces.”

As the leading conservation charity in Birmingham and the Black Country, the Trust strives to be the strongest voice for nature across the region and fundraising events like this help to ensure they can continue to nurture the magnificent wild spaces they care for today.