Call for used phones

WILDLIFE workers in Northumberland are calling for old phones.

The Northumberland Wildlife Trust can receive up to £10 for every recyclable mobile phone it receives, and will also pick up cash for old inkjets.

The money can then be used to fund conservation work in the region, including the installation of nest boxes for vulnerable species such as bats and barn owls.

The Trust is also appealing to couples to consider buying a joint membership package as an alternative Valentine’s Day gift. The pack includes a reserves guide, the Trust’s local and national magazines three times a year and a copy of its Wildlife Gardening guide.

Joint membership costs £40 a year and anyone buying a package in February will get 15 months for the price of 12.

For further information or to obtain a mobile phone recycling envelope call Laura Lowther on 0191 284 6884. Alternatively they can be collected from Druridge Bay Country Park or Hauxley Nature Reserve.