Cheshire Wildlife Trust’s natural wellbeing project, Go Wild Get Fit wins’ award for its volunteer work on the Dee Estuary

As part of the Big Dee Week launch on Friday 13th September, Cheshire West and Chester council gave the Sport England funded project a commendable award for helping them manage their Chester Meadows site.

Cheshire Wildlife Trust took volunteers who weren’t employed within the area to the meadows to help them build confidence and learn new skills while making the space better for wildlife and visitors. They spent three long days in the scorching summer heat painting the fences and gates at the Handbridge and Suspension bridge entrance. The volunteers also worked really hard to clear paths and create habitat piles for small mammals and insects to call home.

One of the volunteers Michael Cassleden, who worked very hard on the project joined Simon Parker the Trust’s Natural Wellbeing Trainee to receive the award at Flint Fire Station. They will be the proud keepers of this award for the next year.

Go Wild Get Fit is funded by Sport England's opportunity fund. It funds volunteering opportunities for disadvantaged or disabled people to get active within their communities. The project acts as a platform to move into further volunteering, employment or education, better fitness or improved mental wellbeing.

For more information on the project visit: https://www.cheshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/GoWildGetFit

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