Reserve appeals for public support

Throston Primary School pupil Ryan Picknett with Caroline Found from RSPB Saltholme
Throston Primary School pupil Ryan Picknett with Caroline Found from RSPB Saltholme

A POPULAR wildlife reserve is reminding supporters to get behind them to help it achieve even greater success.

Bosses at RSPB Saltholme are urging people to vote for it in the National Lottery Awards.

The wildlife reserve and discovery park is through to the finals of the awards to find the UK’s favourite Lottery-funded projects.

It is now in line for a prestigious grand prize.

Saltholme’s Lifelong Learning project is one of three finalists up for the best education project award after winning the semi-final stage of the awards this summer.

National Lottery funding has meant Saltholme can run events and activities, helping people to discover more about Tees Valley wildlife.

Caroline Found, Saltholme’s lifelong learning manager, said: “The funding from the National Lottery has allowed us to build a talented team of field teachers who have been able to give so many local people wonderful opportunities to experience wildlife they may never have seen before.

“We are up against some tough opposition in the finals.

“So we need the votes of local people to help us win.

“That would be a marvellous accolade for the team and everyone who has been involved in this brilliant work.”

People can vote for Saltholme by calling 08448 369686 or by visiting www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/awards

Members of the public can also register their vote at Saltholme’s visitor centre.

Voting ends at midnight on Sunday, October 28.