Wildlife Trust ‘blown away’ by response to Twyford land purchase appeal

Wednesday 15th February 2017

Thanks to donations from Wildlife Trust members, the local Twyford community, wider Hampshire, and beyond, we are now over two thirds of the way towards our target

Hundreds of supporters have helped raise £142,000 towards the purchase of Hockley Meadows Farm in Twyford, meaning we have £58,000 to raise by 24th February. We've received donations from as far as Italy!

We plan to use the land to recreate the traditional wildlife-friendly farming methods that have shaped the Itchen Valley’s water meadows. As well as running a working wildlife-friendly farm, we'll manage the surrounding floodplain meadows as a vital habitat for fantastic species like water vole, otter and the rare southern damselfly.

Debbie Tann, Chief Executive at Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust said: “We’ve been blown away by the generosity of our supporters. Every little helps, whether it’s £5 or £500, to help us secure this land for wildlife. The huge response not just from our members, but the local Twyford community, parish council, and even supporters from overseas, just goes to show how important protecting our iconic landscapes and species is to so many people.”

Read more about the Trust's plans and donate here.

 

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