Getting messy on a good day for trust

Northumberland Wildlife Trust People & Wildlife officers Tracy Evans, Lauren Ogilvie and Emma Craig celebrating the latest cheque from players of the People's Postcode Lottery.
Northumberland Wildlife Trust People & Wildlife officers Tracy Evans, Lauren Ogilvie and Emma Craig celebrating the latest cheque from players of the People's Postcode Lottery.

Staff members at a county charity enjoyed a fun activity at the East Chevington nature reserve to celebrate a major funding boost.

Northumberland Wildlife Trust (NWT) recently received £200,000 from the People’s Postcode Lottery, taking the total received from its players to a whopping £894,940.

And this meant staff from the People & Wildlife Team, three of them are pictured above, were in an excellent mood when they armed themselves with pump action water pistols and mud bombs in joining forces with RAF Boulmer’s Airplay Youth Support Project to help bring out the inner ‘wild child’ in more than 20 children.

Activities included den building, rope making and a full-blown water fight as the youngsters had a great time enjoying what the great outdoors has to offer.

After welcoming the funds, NWT chief executive Mike Pratt said: “it’s vital we harness the enthusiasm of today’s youngsters as they are the conservationists of tomorrow.”