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White Stuff create wild stuff

Since 2012 the Trust has been the chosen charity partner of White Stuff, Ipswich. During that time White Stuff staff have cycled around Trust nature reserves, dressed up in tea cosies and plied their customers with tea and cake to raise funds to buy new nature reserves in Suffolk. Their foundation chooses to donate to our third party account where funds are used to match successful grant applications. Effectively this means every £1 can be multiplied by up to TEN TIMES the amount meaning more support for Suffolk’s wildlife.

 

 

 

 

Saving for Suffolk’s future

2015 marks the eighth year of a special relationship with Ipswich Building Society’s We-Care Savings Account. The initiative, supports opportunities for young people to experience wildlife close to where they live. So far 800 children have benefitted in Suffolk - young people with the potential to become future wildlife champions.
 
So far 800 children in Suffolk have benefitted from the project. On an annual basis Ipswich Building Society calculate an average of the total balance in all of the Suffolk Wildlife Trust We-Care accounts and pay an additional 1% bonus direct to our charity.

 

 

 

Going nuts at Lackford Lakes

Suffolk Wildlife Trust recognises that farming is a vital part to the well-being of our countryside and, in turn, the health of our wildlife. We are delighted to be bringing wildlife friendly farming and gardening together by offering people the chance to buy many bird food products grown on its own conservation award-winning farm.
 
A measure of Vine House Farms commitment to the relationship is the fact that over the last five years or so they've given 5% of takings to The Wildlife Trusts movement as a whole, with this adding up to more than half a million pounds. Here in Suffolk wild bird foods can be bought at Lackford Lakes Nature Reserve so we allocate their annual donation back into the development of this flagship site.

 

Jingles all the way

Our annual Christmas card range is supported by local artists, photographers, shops and retailers and delivered by dedicated teams at Brooke House, Realise Futures and The Five castles Press. Profits from card sales go directly towards targeted conservation efforts of key Suffolk species such as dormouse, barn owl and hedgehog. See our new designs online from September each year.

 

 

 

 

 

Hedgerows made by a forge

Richard Fishenden, owner of Made by the Forge handcrafted Ironwork, has a passion for the countryside and all the fine things that go with it. His love for the environment led him to pledge support for tree planting projects with the Trust, the first of which started in 2011.

 

Richard says ‘We are delighted to be donating to Suffolk Wildlife Trust again to reinstate part of an ancient green lane at Arger Fen & Spouse’s Vale Nature Reserve. The purchase of trees, stakes and guards will reinstate this ancient boundary, an important part of our natural and cultural heritage’

 

 

Snap to it!

2015 saw our annual photography competition move to another level entirely. With sponsorship from Ipswich Building Society, East of England Coop and Essex & Suffolk Water, plus prizes donated from local businesses to the collective tune of £2500 we have constructed an all singing all dancing website to host the new competition. It’s free to enter and we’d love your business and work colleagues to get involved too so enter your images here.

 

 

 

 

Express delivery makes learning possible

It is spring 2011 and the Trust are contacted by a member of the public who regularly visits Lackford Lakes nature reserve with his son and father. The enquiry is about arranging a team building day for his work colleagues from UPS couriers. One thing led to another and we ended up submitting a funding application to the UPS Foundation. News reached us we had won the first UK round, then the European round and then finally an email to say we had been chosen for a global award to support the construction of our ambitious carbon-neutral education centre at Bradfield woods. The centre is now one of six education sites helping us to deliver environmental education to 15 000 Suffolk school children every single year.

 

 

 

Families abuzz about partnership

Center Parcs have chosen The Wildlife Trust’s as its charity partner across the UK. For every person booking a holiday at a resort there is the option to donate £1 towards our work. Funds raised are split between those county Trusts where Center Parcs has a presence and go directly towards engaging community groups and families with local wildlife within close proximity to the park.

 

 

 

 

 

Regional support, local success

To reflect their status in the region UK Power Networks extended their commitment to the Wildlife Trust movement by becoming a regional member with every single county Wildlife Trust in the south east of England. One particular project which came about through a greater understanding and confidence in the partnership here in Suffolk was our direct involvement to develop Habitat Management Plans on fifteen of UK Power Networks’ larger substations. Habitats surveyed include acid grassland, woodland, native hedgerows, undisturbed grassland and ponds with new species recorded in 2012/13 including nationally scarce Lesser Calamint, Spring Speedwell and pond habitat rated ‘Excellent’ for Great Crested Newts. The surveys have helped UKPN work towards a model of business excellence.