York’s Woodmeadow Trust receives donation for community activities
04 May 2022
A pioneering nature charity in York has secured a £1,000 donation from Persimmon Homes to enhance its community learning facilities.
Three Hagges Woodmeadow, near Escrick, was created by Woodmeadow Trust to inspire and educate the public on ways to create an ecosystem approach to wildlife habitats for future generations.
The Trust recently installed a community cabin and the donation from the Persimmon Homes Community Champions scheme will fund wooden tables and flooring, making the space functional for a wide range of activities.
Emma Daniels for Woodmeadow Trust said: “Our goal is to support, educate and encourage the public to take action in creating woodmeadow habitats for wildlife, showcasing how this can be done at Three Hagges Woodmeadow and supporting other projects, to help reverse the UK’s dramatic decline in biodiversity.
“The community cabin is a hive of activity. It provides an indoor learning space to facilitate full-day school visits, a space for children to work with scientific equipment, a room for volunteers to undertake essential tasks, a classroom for adult courses in botany and ecology, a training room for farmers and habitat creators and a meeting space for the local community and employees.
“New tables and floorings will allow us to use the space more flexibly and enable us to preserve the longevity of the cabin. We are very grateful to Persimmon Homes.”
The Community Champions scheme donates up to £64,000 across the UK each month, of which the Persimmon Homes Yorkshire region provides financial support of up to £1,000 to two good causes in the local area.
Scott Waters, managing director at Persimmon Homes Yorkshire, said: “Woodmeadow Trust provides a valuable service for the community and their work will also impact future generations. We are happy to support the trust and look forward to seeing its projects flourish.”
The online Persimmon Homes Community Champions application can be found by following www.persimmonhomes.com/community-champions