My name is Steph and I am a volunteer for the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust. Every weekend myself and countless other people enjoy a visit to the Avenue Nature Reserve and Washlands in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. The lovely trails and ponds help to encourage biodiversity in the area, which was once a barren uninhabitable wasteland.
Sadly today, a fire was lit in the nature reserve which has completely destroyed the decking surrounding one of the ponds. This decking was built completely by volunteers and it provided great access to the water, allowing visitors to watch the ducks and little ducklings that call the pond home. This is such a tragedy and it’s so sad that this part of the reserve will not be accessible for a considerable amountof time now.
It really is such a beautiful place, so I am hoping to raise money to donate to the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, so we can buy replacement decking and rebuild the pathway, allowing visitors to enjoy this area of the reserve once more!
Thank you for taking the time to read my fundraising idea, any donations will be greatly appreciated!
lots of love,
Steph (and the wildlife at the nature reserve)! X
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