£5,000 donation from Anglia team helps to restore Carlton Marshes viewing platform
06 February 2023
A new lease of life has been given to the viewing area at Carlton Marshes Nature Reserve thanks to a £5,000 donation from our Anglia team.
The donation was gifted to Suffolk Wildlife Trust who have been fundraising to repair the area after it was vandalised. Carlton Marshes Nature Reserve, located just outside Lowestoft, provides local residents and visitors the opportunity to experience a variety of different species around a huge expanse of water, woodland and marshes.
Michael Strand, Community Fundraising Manager at Suffolk Wildlife Trust, said: “We’re absolutely delighted by this kind donation from Persimmon Homes. The viewing area at Carlton Marshes gave visitors the opportunity to learn more about the wildlife, flora and fauna within the reserve and it was a real shame when it was vandalised.
“The money that Persimmon has kindly gifted us has gone towards replacing the platform and the benches on it. The area is set to be complete in spring 2023 and we look forward to seeing the benches and platform put to good use in 2023 and beyond.”
Michelle Baker, Managing Director of Anglia, said: “What we do is about much more than just building homes, it’s about leaving a lasting positive legacy in the communities that we build in. We’re always delighted to lend a hand to charities and community groups to boost their ongoing initiatives or contribute to causes that mean a lot to them.”
“It’s great to see the viewing platform at Carlton Marshes restored to its former glory, knowing it’ll be enjoyed by many for years to come.”