Out of 280 applications over 190 applicants from across Wales were successful in applying for free Homebase vouchers as part of Keep Wales Tidy’s ‘Have a Wild Weekend for Wales’ campaign. One of the lucky applicants was G2G Communities CIC in partnership with the Oaktree Child Care Centre, Rhyl.
Funded by Welsh Government, CCW and Homebase, the aim of the weekend-long campaign was to encourage groups to create new wildlife habitats to improve local biodiversity by undertaking small practical projects to benefit native species.
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Volunteers, staff and children from G2G Communities CIC and the Oaktree Child Care Centre will be rolling up their sleeves to give local wildlife a helping hand in by building a range of bird/bat boxes and bee/butterfly habitats and feeders. Having been successful in their application G2G Communities CIC was given £200 worth of Homebase voucher which they used to buy wood and other resources to build the habitats and feeders. Money was also used to purchase a range of shrubs and wild flower seed that would provide natural food during next summer/ winter.
The bird/bat boxes; habitats and feeders will be made with the children during the Oaktree Child Care Centre after school club on 10th and 17th December 2012 and a date and time for fitting them into the wild will be arranged for January/February in time for the new nesting season and provide food for emerging animals and insects.
Lesley Jones, Chief Executive of Keep Wales Tidy, said: “I am delighted that so many groups across Wales are getting involved and doing something wonderful for wildlife. They have built new homes for birds, bats and bugs; planted native flowers to attract bees and butterflies as well as giving existing habitats a helping hand. Keep Wales Tidy would like to thank Homebase, CCW and Welsh Government for all their support, ensuring that the ‘Have a Wild Weekend for Wales’ has been a great success!”
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