About this cause
Northumberland Wildlife Trust (NWT) exists to protect wildlife and habitats within Northumberland, North Tyneside and Newcastle and to educate the public about nature conservation. Our mission is to implement the Wildlife Trusts’ strategy to create "Living Landscapes" and "Living Seas", where our landscapes and marine environments are restored, reconnected and recreated, allowing wildlife to thrive and move freely and adapt to climate change. We also educate thousands of people about nature each year, working directly with schools, running special events and clubs, and providing information. We believe the key to success is getting as many people as possible involved in caring for their own environment, connecting local people with local places.
How this cause brings people in the community together
Restoring Ratty has an ambitious goal to engage 250,000 individuals in our unique and threatened natural heritage. We are particularly interested in working with children and young people attending local schools. With funds from the Co-op, we will be able to offer additional groups the opportunity to come to Kielder, such as Brownies, local youth groups and wildlife groups.